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Too much time on my hands

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

  1. mjhamilton

    mjhamilton Broooom Brooom Brooom!!

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    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

    dummi smoking a6

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    cambelt should be changed as a rule every 70k miles or 5 years regardless of appearance to keep in the safety margin
     
  4. meatychi

    meatychi Member

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    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.
     
  5. Drmatrix

    Drmatrix Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    I agree for safety reasons you should change the Cambelt.
     
  6. Dan Frederiksen

    Dan Frederiksen It's electric

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    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
     
  7. Maggot

    Maggot New Member

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    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.
     
  8. AJO

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  9. meatychi

    meatychi Member

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    At that price im gonna have to take a trip upto Stafford when the time comes!

    Good find!
     
  10. Drmatrix

    Drmatrix Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    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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