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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by SteveS, Jun 13, 2007.

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    SteveS S6 avant

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    if my v8 s4 doesnt have a cambelt can i jump up and down with joy at the thought that i wont ever have to shell out a fortune on belts, waterpumps and idlers anymore?
    or is there some other expensive service instead? dont know much about this engine so any info would be great!:think:
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    andyccr 2003 1.8T Sport Ebony Black A4 Cabriolet

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    with chains they just stretch a little over time and get a little noisy. A friend works for BMW and they do very very few chain changes - it only tends to be on high mile 5 and 7 series (normally over 150k on the clock). Not sure if the water pump problem is still the same on the V8 lump as it is on the 1.8Ts etc
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    dont they have a serpentine belt?
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    SteveS S6 avant

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    not sure, i supose they must have some sort of ancillary drive belt, just cant see one. if it has i'd hate the job of changing it!
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