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Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by mjhamilton, May 2, 2007.

  1. mjhamilton
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    mjhamilton Broooom Brooom Brooom!!

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    [May 2, 2007]
    Heres my story..

    Audi A6 2.4SE Tip with all the bells and whistles... 1997-2000 owned by my father inlaw who got it out on Sundays to polish (oooh eeeerrr).. did a total of 3000 miles in 3 years (receipt for £35k from Audi dealer).. nice.

    Sold it to me for £15k in 2000 and I have owned it since.. for the first 3 years I got it serviced by main stealer... but in August 2005 I missed a beat and changed the oil myself.... in 7 years I have done 33k miles (total 35k at the moment) and gone thru 1 set front pads, 6 tyres.. and that is about it..... since the last service in 2005 I have done 12k miles.... and now I am abroad 2 days a weeks and am down to less that 20 miles a week..... just bought new front and rear pads from EBC and will fit in a few weekends time.

    To get to the point.... never changed my cam belt... age/mileage arguement comes into play here I know... looked at it at the weekend and it doesn't look all that worn... I have no idea what the car is now worth (£2-3K??)... belt change is £5-700....

    So who has an opinion??
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  3. dummi
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    dummi smoking a6

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    [May 3, 2007]
    cambelt should be changed as a rule every 70k miles or 5 years regardless of appearance to keep in the safety margin
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    [May 3, 2007]
    You have not had to spend much cash on maintaining this motor!

    I would have it changed just for piece of mind! Just because it hasnt been used as much as most, it doesnt mean that it is safe to use.
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    Drmatrix Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    [May 3, 2007]
    I agree for safety reasons you should change the Cambelt.
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    Dan Frederiksen It's electric

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    [May 14, 2007]
    if you've run it into a tree at high speed it might be worth 2-3k£. otherwise I would expect double that. (if it is a C5, not a C4)
    also although I've never owned a car, 500£ seems high for a belt change
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    [May 14, 2007]
    I would definitely change the cambelt but I wouldn't use an Audi garage, too expensive. I was quoted £750 by Audi and charged £300 by my local and very reliable garage.
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    [May 15, 2007]
    At that price im gonna have to take a trip upto Stafford when the time comes!

    Good find!
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    Drmatrix Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    [May 15, 2007]
    Ive heard of a company called cambelt kings they are apparently very good
    These are the details give them a call and see what they say
    You never know


    Cambelt King
    13 Totman Crescent
    Rayleigh Essex SS6 7UY

    Tel: 01268 774813

    Let us know what they say
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