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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by daveeeeee, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. daveeeeee
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    [Jun 4, 2009]
    ok i've recently got my hands on a a3 quattro with 88k on the clock, chuffed with it so far but! the bloke i got it off said that the cam belt had been done by himself, he was a mechanic, abd said that he had all of the recepts etc, well the car runs sweet as a nut, but! looked through all of the service history reciepts etc and nothing about a cam belt. i think i've been had :keule:

    so i'm going to change the cam belt and was wondering how difficult it is to do yourself? i'm good with mechanics so dont see why i couldnt do it myself?

    new oil all round including haldex (is this possable without a ramp or pit?)

    new spark plugs, brake pads.

    is there anything else i should look out for?

    cheers
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    I'D get a specialised garage to do it then if something goes tits up and it snaps you should be covered by them. If your doing the Cambelt do the water pump to.
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    I just had the cam belt and water pump done on mine, cost me £200 beans. I would rather pay £200 and have peace of mind....
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Yea the Waterpump is well worth doing when you do the Cambelt. If you do an engine oil change make sure you get the top fully symp stuff :) Not the longlife oil.....and grab fuel and oil filter for a small expense.
    And as said below, Its better to spend £200 to get it done by a garage but if you got good mechanical hands then it maybe worth doing it yourself.:think:
    Either way good luck :)
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    Put in what the manual says. The 1.8T is prone to oilway issues because the wrong stuff is used. Have a word with evilscotsman and j7uss about what happens when using something other than manufactor's spec oil.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=73135
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    [Jun 5, 2009]
    £200 the cam belt and water pump cost about £120 just to buy the parts
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