I am buying the parts today to do a timing belt change on my 2003 A4. It has 89K on the clock and that's plenty, not going to leave it till the very optomistic 115K in the manual.
I've got the haynes manual to help me as well as reading through other belt changes online but is there anything I should be aware of or look out for? I will be buying the whole kit (includes tensioner) and changing the water pump and auxillary belt as well.
Water Pump - I've seen different views on using genuine or after market. Basically plastic impellar for genuine or metal for a GSF for example. But I've also read that some of the metal ones are leaking from the seals. Personally I'd rather stick to genuine even if they are plastic. If I am going to change the timing belts myself in future I just drop in a new pump every time, so I think I should be fine... what do you think?