Timing belt or chain? Also advise


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Hi, i think im about to purchase a 2011 audi A6 avant 2.0 TDI with 67,000 on the clock, asuming everything goes ok with the test drive and inspection, also buying it from a second hand dealership.

One of the worries i have is i cannot find out at the moment if its a cam belt or chain, if its a belt i would lile to negotiate the belt into the deal, would anybody be able to shed some light on it for me please?

Also, would there be anything else i need to keep an eye out for?
Its extras are;

Heated seats
Dual climate heating
Voice control
Mmi radio plus
Rain sensor
Electric front and rear windows
Cruise control
Bluetooth interface

Thankyou in advance


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Auto or manual?

You are under the miles for a belt change but, off the top of my head I cannot remember if the belt should be done every 5 or 7 year regardless of the miles on the car. I sure it used to be 5 years.


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As above its a belt which needs to be replaced every 115,000 or 5 years according to Audi. I just had it replaced on my 2010 cost £450 parts n labour with new water pump n coolant