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22-11-2016, 07:20 PM
Hi chaps

Well had my car a couple of weeks now and noticed its due a service. B8 2.0 TDI 170 58 plate 112k

Its had full dealership service history up to press and Audi say its needs the fulls works of 349 inclusive VAT, parts and labour.

Is it worth it?

Dealership saying
Oil Change
Oil Filter
Pollen Filter
Full inspection
Visual Health Check


22-11-2016, 07:22 PM
has it ever had a timing belt ?

22-11-2016, 07:32 PM
According to the book it was on the 78k service, I contacted Audi who sent me this back

07/07/2015 Oil Change Service 95,885 Watford Audi
11/07/2014 Inspection Service 78,935 Guildford Audi
15/02/2013 Oil Change Service 56,447 Guildford Audi
18/06/2011 Used Car MPC 38,642 Guildford Audi
28/04/2011 Inspection Service 36,918 Five Oaks Audi
15/01/2010 Service 18,189 Guildford Audi

Scott K
23-11-2016, 12:17 PM
Like Zollaf has pointed out, if it hasn't had a timing belt done you should seriously consider it. 8 years is quite a long time. In that case, I would go to an independent as the service at Audi including timing belt and water pump will be close to 1000.

23-11-2016, 12:57 PM
thats the sort of car that really needs a tidy indo to go over it properly. not by the book but properly. its had 5 oil changes on a service regime designed to sell cars to the fleet market. i would be doing the lot myself, timing belt , water pump, oil, coolant, brake fluid and going over everything else very carefully. then recommending the customer comes back every 8,000 miles for an oil change.

23-11-2016, 03:37 PM
...then recommending the customer comes back every 80 miles for an oil change.But only if you're a bit short of work ;)


23-11-2016, 03:38 PM
oooh, cheeky bit of editing you did there :)

23-11-2016, 03:46 PM
oooh, cheeky bit of editing you did there :)

Don't complain. It's by some measure the shortest contribution I've made. I'm still smarting from what Mr Eshrules said in his cringingly self-indulgent farewell post... :naughty:


23-11-2016, 07:44 PM
To be honest I'd go inde, yes a full dealership service history is nice but I'd just be as happy getting a book full of receipts and an inde stamp.

30-11-2016, 09:13 PM
Well according to the book it says the timing belt has been done on the 78k service but I will ask Audi to confirm

I decided to cancel with Audi anyway but my trouble is finding a good inde that i know will do a good job

Any recommendations near West Yorkshire?

Scott K
30-11-2016, 09:27 PM
There one called Chris Umpleby cars who gets mentioned on a couple of the Audi forums but I have no personal knowledge at all. Crasher (who posts here) has a place near Nottingham. There must be some more in the Yorkshire area though.