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When do I need 2 change cam belt 54700 miles 11 plate

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When do I need 2 change cam belt 54700 miles 11 plate
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

hello

can you tell me if this is the diesel or petrol engine?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Diesel
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
R u there matt
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

hello

still here just looking it up

Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

OK

timing belt change interval is every 120,000km ( 75K miles) or every 5 years

so it sounds like your's will be now due a change as it probably coming up to the 5 year period

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
How much does this cost
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Also I've asked other macs ice and thay say 120 6 years don't no what 2 belive
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

Hello

parts for a genuine VW kit including pulleys etc is about £120 and its about 4 hours labour

I've quoted you the more conservative change interval as the car has a 'smart' service interval which gauges how hard the car has been driven and will then flag up when it thinks a cam belt is due

so its up to you but being as if it fails it'll wreck the engine I'd err on the side of caution

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks matt
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

no problem

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