I've been reading through the forum on getting the timing belt serviced on my A4 2.5TDi Quattro Sport, and have looked through some of the photos of what is involved. I have tried to ignore the fact that it needs done, but after several days of reading, have decided to get it done.
What I would like to hear from others who have had the work done (properly or not), is what else I should get done at the same time, considering what has to come off the car. I know for a fact that the thermostat is buggered anyway, but what should I 'tell' the mechanic to do, rather than just telling him to do the timing belt? There has been mention here of jobs being done 'down' to a budget, so tensioners and anything that should have been replaced, hasn't, with the end result not being very pretty.
Just for reference, the car is a 2001 A4 2.5TDi Quattro Sport, with 133k on the clock. The service book only has a couple of long life services up to around the 57k mark, and then nothing. I just removed the pollen filter at the weekend and it has a manufacturer date of May 2005