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Open Wallet Surgery

D2NY G Mar 27, 2012

  1. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    Got the audi booked in at my mates garage tomorrow, mileage is currently sitting around the 84 thousand mark so ive decided to bite the bullet and get the cambelt changed knowing my luck it will go if I decide to not have it done.

    So having the cambelt done aswell as the fan belt which is squeeling every so often, also going to have a big service on it as its due one of them aswell, suppose its a fare whack to spend on the engine but least it will be running mint once all completed :)
     
  2. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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    Get the water pump changed while the cambelt is off, this is common practice.
     
  3. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    oh right, why is this, just because it is exposed once the cambelt is being done?
     
  4. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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    Kind of its for peace of mind as there are reports of the impellers coming off the old water pump after a cambelt change.
     
  5. Richardesty

    Richardesty loves quattro

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    And cos they're prone to failure :icon_thumright:
     
  6. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    And because it involves the same stripping down work.
     
  7. SebRogers

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    ... and cos the most expensive bit of changing the water pump is getting there in the first place, so changing it while the cambelt is being done makes every kind of sense...
     
  8. chrisa4quat

    chrisa4quat Active Member

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    Sounds like a £550 job to me depending on engine. Btw that's at a good independent. Audi will prob be nearer or over £700.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  9. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    had it all sorted yesterday called my mate and he got me a kit that included the water pump, cant believe how much **** was in the fuel filter. air and cabin filter tho lol.

    Coupled this with a full tank of super diesel and im laughing :)
     
  10. clockwork.satan

    clockwork.satan Vorsprung Durch Yer Maw

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    I take it that you've got the TDi 170?

    Sorry for the newbie question - not hijacking! While on that subject, does anyone know (silly question, I know!) if the 140 need the cambelt changed too, or is it chain driven?
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  11. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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    140 is belt too so yes it needs changing.
     
  12. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    mine is the 140 lad, yeh cambelt not chain
     
  13. clockwork.satan

    clockwork.satan Vorsprung Durch Yer Maw

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    Uuurgh, I'll never fail to understand why they don't make all engine cams chain driven. It just makes so much more sense.
     

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