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when is cambelt due?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by khalil, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. khalil

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    i know for a 2.0tdi the cambelt is due 80k, but is there i time limit on it too, i heard that it needs to change at 4 years or 80k, is that true?
     
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    yes it does go on age aswell as mileage.
     
  3. khalil

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    so is mine due, mine done 55k, and its a 54 year
     
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    I have this dilema too, 53 plate but with only 22K on it!
     
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    I think its 60k.
    That's when I'd change mine, and did.
     
  6. khalil

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    on the service book it does say 80k, but my question is there a time limit also, i heard its like 4 years?
     
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    On some models, including my wife's 99 TT, the service schedule specifies only mileage for the cambelt change. After a spate of 'early' failures, Audi then advised a lower mileage and a max time of 4 years (IIRC).
     
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    well as far as I'm aware its generally 80k regardless of years tbh, but worth asking a few stealers as some would ballshit there way through just for the work, oh yeah they do this I assure you
     
  9. Boydiewhycantilogin

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    cam belt = timing belt??

    If so, I had mine done at 64k!
     
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    What improvements would changing the cambelt make?
     
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    Improvements?! None at all but it will save you the cost of an engine re-build when it snaps.
     

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