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S3 84k time for Cam belt?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pinola, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Pinola

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    I have not had the S3 long and have already spent much more than I liked to but I’m thinking I need the cam belt done as I have no record of it ever being replaced. I have been looking on jabba sport site for prices I know I will need the belt changed and I will also get the water pump done anyway. What about the damper? If I have the belt and pump done its £350 but with damper it's £405 is it a must to have the damper done?
     
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  3. AndyMac

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    Yes pretty pointless not doing it as if it fails the belt can slip and destroy your engine.
     
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    on a 8L S3 can you can the damper to a normal manually adjustable pulley 16v pulley? like can be done on a MK4 VW golf 1.8T?
     
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    If you have a cambelt kit fitted is the damper included? Having mine done next week.
     
  6. jojo

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    If you buy the Cambelt 'kit', you should get yourself a new damper and bearing as part of the kit.
     
  7. Pinola

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    so dose £405 for the lot sound too much to have done
     
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    Labour will be quite high, as the whole front end needs to come off i believe, eg bumper etc...

    I remember paying £270 for my cambelt, vee belt and waterpump change that was at Midland VW.
     
  10. Dani_B19

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    Think im paying £250 for my inc labour and water pump but ill tell you when i get it done.
    Cool thanks jo.
     
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    Im looking at getting mine done also.

    Audi Dealer has quoted me £329 and Awesome-GTI are asking £295

    £400 seems pretty steep considering.
     
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  13. Pinola

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    yeah but this is a price from the jabba-sport website not an audi dealer would have thought jabba would be cheaper than Audi
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    yes that seems a little expensive on the face of it.
     

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