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DIY cambelt change?

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Is it a hard job to fit a new cambelt, i know it takres fair bit of time, but could i do it myself. i'm fairly good at hands on stuff and i've got the haynes guide to help me if i get stuck. dont really wanna be paying garage prices

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it is made more difficult due to the location of the belt/ancillary components and the bodywork. As someone who used to service my old RS4 told me: 'I'd rather do the cambelts on the RS4 compared to the S3/TT'!

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need to be very careful to make sure your at TDC when changing it and that everything is done properly.

Ive changed one on an S3 and it is very very cramped down there. You need small nimble hands

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Is your motor a 1.6? I did my cambelt on my previous 1.6 A3.It was reletivly easy BUT, make sure you have a good idea what your doing or you may destroy your engine on start up! znaika.gif

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Is your motor a 1.6? I did my cambelt on my previous 1.6 A3.It was reletivly easy BUT, make sure you have a good idea what your doing or you may destroy your engine on start up! znaika.gif

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Hi Im about to do my A3 1.6's, can you tell me do I have to get anything other than the belt and the tensioner from Audi?

thanks

S

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