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    A4 timing belt

    Hey guys,

    I just got back from getting my Evo DV installed on my car, and the mechanic told me that I should think about getting a new timing belt installed on my car. He said that when 1.8T reach 60,000 miles they are notorious for breaking because of a worn timing belt. Anyone else have this problem and should I take his advice right away?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: A4 timing belt

    You can never do it too soon, anything over 60k and get it done, otherwise it's replacing 20valves, not cheap.
    Make sure they change the water pump & the tensioner at the same time.
    Water pumps are notorious for seizing up over 80k and this will shred your new timing belt. They're only 30.

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    Re: A4 timing belt

    What is this tensioner that you say needs replacing?

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    Re: A4 timing belt

    It runs on the timing belt to maintain tension as the belt warms up

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    Re: A4 timing belt

    Listen to Andymac cause you dont want to hear pistons crushing valves...

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    Re: A4 timing belt

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    JA4 said:
    Listen to Andymac cause you dont want to hear pistons crushing valves...

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    sounds horrible, thanks for the advice. How much should I expect a fair estimate to cost for changing the timing belt, tensioners, and water pump?

 

 

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