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    Jan 2012

    visible evidence of timing belt change?

    So Number one son has bought himself a 1999 1.8T sport and the guy he brought it from said that the car had had its timing belts done along with water pump and thermostat - now in the end he could not produce evidence like invoices/receipts so Son had to discount the claim and bargained him down on that basis. Is there any visual evidence that can be checked without dismantling the care that the work has been done or not? ( sometimes the engineer marks the timing belt cover with the mileage to show that the work was done) otherwise Son will have to budget for the belts to be changed.

    Thanks all on his behalf
    Sliver 2000 1.9 Tdi AJM Se Auto Saloon cooking sherry but with CD Changer and now Bluetooth audio connection and boot based Tartan blanket. Now runs at 90 degrees like a good 'un. Quality Cambelt kit fitted - next on list is control arm set.
    Silver 2000 2.5 V6 Tdi Auto Quattro Saloon drowned on 7th August 2012 RIP - but she lives on in the many,many donor parts she gave so that others may live...

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    "Stick a V8 in it!"

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    Jan 2008
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    TBH, just get it changed. Even if you just stick a belt on rather than the full kit.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
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