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S3 Cam belt - 5 years / 35k

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chrisred, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. chrisred

    chrisred New Member

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    Received a text from Audi that 'TIMING IS EVERYTHING' <grin>

    They say 5 years or 75k, am coming up to 5 years but only have 35k.

    That's half of what they say mileage wise , and previously I'd never expect to change a cam belt at 35k.

    Worth doing or not? I probably won't keep the car beyond 50k myself fwiw
     
  2. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't take any risks with the cam belt in my opinion. Get it done.
     
  3. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member
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    Get it done. I did mine at 25k. Changed the water pump too for
    Good measure. Try a specialist for a cheaper quote, the dealers wanted >£500 for belt and water pump
     
  4. Paul76R

    Paul76R Member

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    I'm in the same position, was told by the dealer my car needed a cam belt change as it was 5 years old, but its only done 42k! Still deciding what to do, whether to go ahead and if so do i use a cheaper local garage or the main dealers (everything prior to this has been main dealer, so don't want to effect its resale value?)
     
  5. SWILKO

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    I got a text too..2007 170 Quattro with 57k on the clock. Quoted me £429, didn't say if that included the water pump. Got mine done at an indy, new belt, pump etc and a service for £500.

    S
     
  6. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Did mine this year, 5 years and only 27k miles. Did water pump at the same time....
     
  7. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    Audi quoted 549 today in a "deal".......

    Indy specialist 300+vat for all audi parts.
     
  8. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR
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    I have a water pump and cam belt kit all brand new audi parts if anyone is interested.,for the s3 8p2/3
     
  9. mikex709

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    Safety is paramount. I got mine done at 36k from indy with genuine audi parts, also 5 years old.
     
  10. Daws88

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    Getting my cambelt and water pump done this week. My audi is 54 plate, diesel and done over 100k miles...best too be safe than sorry! Mods can wait a while lol!
     
  11. fangio

    fangio Well-Known Member

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    The rubber is still 5 years old........:yes:
     
  12. pinterovski

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    S3kel how much? Will it fit 2008 S3 prefacelift model?
     
  13. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR
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    Yes j it will :)
     
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