S3 Cam belt - 5 years / 35k

chrisred

Registered User
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
 

A3Kent

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

Lewis583

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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
 

Paul76R

Registered User
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?)
 

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
 

audicruiser

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

JamesS4cab

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

Indy specialist 300+vat for all audi parts.
 

Kelza

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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
 

mikex709

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

Sam Dawson

Registered User
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!
 

pinterovski

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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
S3kel how much? Will it fit 2008 S3 prefacelift model?
 
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