Cambelt Change/water pump - anything else?

IanP19

Registered User
The S3 is about to have its first cambelt change (coming up to 5 years old). Is there anything else worth replacing while it's apart?

I looked over the other threads and seeing what price people paid and I've rung up 6 Indies and can't find it anywhere near the prices people are quoating. Has there been some kind of sudden price rise!

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kash_v

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Soon as you mention to some garages its an 'S3' the price seems to suddenly go up lol.

Change the aux belt too.
 

samuelh_888

Registered User
get the cam-follower changed for piece of mind too. Shouldn't be more than £80 including the parts. It's a part that should be included on schedule maintenance but isn't, and isn't often changed.
 

IanP19

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Soon as you mention to some garages its an 'S3' the price seems to suddenly go up lol.

Change the aux belt too.
I did wonder if I was paying an S3 Tax. As some of the quotes make Audi look reasonable.




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Mario

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Not sure what you've been getting quoted but Audi fixed prices for cambelt + water pump is £649 including all parts, labour and VAT. Which isn't all that bad. Same price at Audi for a normal A3 and an S3 under the fixed price servicing.
 

maxpayne

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Not sure what you've been getting quoted but Audi fixed prices for cambelt + water pump is £649 including all parts, labour and VAT. Which isn't all that bad. Same price at Audi for a normal A3 and an S3 under the fixed price servicing.

And on top you get free MOTs for the duration of the car ownership. Not a bad deal.
 

IanP19

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My local Audi quoted me £599 for cambelt and water pump. Funnily enough I checked the fixed price servicing yesterday and today it's gone up £50.

To be honest I don't trust the Audi dealership near me, they tried to get out of repairing my haldex uniting under warranty. But the dealership I bought the car from where very helpful.

Also when they did do the work under warranty, I mysteriously had 4 nails in 2 of my rear tyres and they wanted £550 to replace them.

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