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Offline Wild wild west

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Cambelt or chain??!
« on: October 05, 2019, 12:58:34 pm »
Hi all,

Iím new here and I apologise if this has already been asked. Have been trying to google the answer but not getting anywhere...

Iím looking to buy a 2011 S3 and want to know if it is belt or chain driven or both. The dealer canít tell me for certain but seems to think itís chain driven, I need to know for sure..

Any help appreciated 👍

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Re: Cambelt or chain??!
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 07:20:49 pm »
Belt. Same as Golf R
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Offline SamuelH_888

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Re: Cambelt or chain??!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 10:17:59 am »
The 2011 S3 used the EA113 engine that is both a cambelt and a cam chain. The cambelt and water pump should be replaced together at 40k miles. I canít remember the mileage for the cam chain but if youíre unsure then get it replaced. Please only use genuine parts. Also, if you havenít changed already - change the cam bucket (cam follower). These wear through and cause considerable damage.
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Re: Cambelt or chain??!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 11:38:52 am »
Belt driven from crank to cam and chain driven between both cams as far as i understand. I DIY replaced my 2009 S3's belt a while ago. Not too bad a job if you have the correct tools and garage space.
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