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Re 2012 Audi A6 Allroad with 88,000 on the clock. When would

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Re 2012 Audi A6 Allroad with 88,000 on the clock. When would the cambelt normally be changed and what questions should be asked re suspension hydraulics ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

Hello

you don't say what engine model you're looking at ? but

What to watch out for generally is :

Avoid 19-inch wheels and 20-inch wheels as they cost a fortune in tyres for a minor increase in grip

Problem reported with factory fitted optional extra panoramic glass sunroofs on Audi A6 Allroads. where they begin to leak around the frame

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Car is 2012 3.0 with 18 inch alloys so can you tell me when one might reasonably expect the cambelt to be changed ?
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

Hello

OK if this is the petrol TFSI engine then it has a chain which will last at least 150K miles

if its the diesel then its also a chain and these last a bit longer typically 180-200K miles

if you hear a rattle on startup then its the 1st sign that the chain/s ( there are 3) or its tensioner / s may need replacing

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