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Hi, iv just purchased a 2006 A3 2.0 TDi SE Sportback lastweek, it has
full dealer history, thing is i only have the reciepts and not the
service book. Therefore the problem im having is that it was last
serviced on 10/2008 on 75k and it is now 98k. I dont know what service
the car is needing. Can anyone please help me out please. I dont know
know if i should book it in for the full service or just the interim
service. Any help will be much appriciated.

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First up, I'd be suspicious of a missing service book, and I wouldn't take a bunch of receipts as proof of full service history. If you ask a main dealer they'll have its history on computer and can tell you when it really was serviced. If you pay them then they can probably redo your service book for you with all the relevant details.

That said, it sounds like it's been on longlife service schedule, and that runs at 2 years or whenever the computer tells you it needs doing depending on oil quality. As I recall they can run anywhere up to 25k miles, but when I get a new motor I give it a full service and all filters straight away, regardless of what the seller tells me it's had done. Sellers are usually somewhat "forgetful" about things which detract from the sale of the car. Cambelt should also be done at (I think) 75k miles for Audi, but VW and Seat specify 80k miles. If it's not been done then I strongly urge you to push it to a dealers and get it done straight away. If the belt snaps then you'll need lots of expensive parts.
 

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As rusty said, timing belt check is a must. Ring the dealer and over the phone he will tell you what and when was done. Audi UK are good too as they will tell you what dealerships it's been at. If I were you I'd check the timing belts been done, then oil filter, air, fuel filter and check the pads and disks. Sometimes independent garages do a better job at alot cheaper of the price, pick a good vw/ Audi specialist.
 

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Thanks for the reply, yeah i had done all that and the history and reciepts are all genuine. It was a ex fleet car till 2008 and then a women owner had it for a year, im guessing she lost the book and didn botehr getting it serviced. But i didnt know audi will re-do me the service book, il def get that done. And yeah i will get the timing belt checked for def. Thanks alot lads.
 

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Glad it all checked out. I'd just get a major service done, and I'd also change the service intervals down to 1 year / 10k (whichever comes first)
 

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Yeah the dealers I thought would be more than happy to take money off anyone for stamping a book.

I'm getting an Audi on Saturday with no service book, but I rang Audi and they confirmed it has been done. so bought it under the condition he has to get a book done and sorted, made sure it was on the receipt too. All good, as long as your paying.
 
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