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I have had the standard message from my local Audi dealership that my cambelt needs replacing. Car is Nov 2016 so just under 5 years old but only has 35k on the clock. Surely I don't need to do the cambelt yet? Any thoughts?
 

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A 2016 S5 will have either the EA837 or EA839 engine. Both have chain-operated camshafts. So you don't need a new cambelt, not now, not ever.
 

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A 2016 S5 will have either the EA837 or EA839 engine. Both have chain-operated camshafts. So you don't need a new cambelt, not now, not ever.
Thanks Dippy - my senior moment ... I have an A5 Sportage not an S5, does that make a difference?
 

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Yes, but a lot of engine now use chains, but Audi still like to use belts on the 4 pot engines and it is normally about 80k miles or 5 years, whichever is sooner. I your case it is 5 years and the low mileage is irrelevant. It is up to you, but would you risk it?

A good independent garage will be able to do the job. Sometimes dealers will price match.
 
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