Audi s3 cam belt help

S3baddaman

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Hi everyone just looking for advice. I have a 58 plate audi s3 8p and I don't know if it needs a cam belt change. I don't know if it even has one my car has done 90k miles is it chain or belt?
 

Daveyonthemove

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Both.
Cambelt needs doing every 5 years regardless of mileage. Or 70k miles to be safe.
Timing chain should ast life of car, but early models have been know to stretch and in some cases snap.

I would get it booked in for a cambelt change and water pump ASAP. Also consider a fuel filter too as they don't have an interval for change, but should be done as filters are designed to catch rubbish and will clog.
 

ch1z64

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Audi do recommend 5yrs or 115000 miles whatever comes first so as member above says if you have no way off knowing it has been changed best book it in i have just had to sort this problem out too yesterday
 

S3baddaman

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Oh right OK so it's chain and belt and I should just book it in for belt and water pump change and I'm looking at roughly £600 from audi I understand?
 

ch1z64

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Oh right OK so it's chain and belt and I should just book it in for belt and water pump change and I'm looking at roughly £600 from audi I understand?
You don't need to go to Audi to have them do it , but good advice is too see how much they charge for the parts plus check TPS ( sell genuine audi parts cheaper ) only due to the warranty being for 2years as usually znywhere else is 1 yr
 

S3baddaman

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You don't need to go to Audi to have them do it , but good advice is too see how much they charge for the parts plus check TPS ( sell genuine audi parts cheaper ) only due to the warranty being for 2years as usually znywhere else is 1 yr
Thanks very much mate
 
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