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    Timing belt

    I'll soon be getting my B5 1.8T remapped [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img], and as it's done 68k I thought it would be a good idea to do the timing belt and tensioners beforehand.

    What parts are needed to do the work, and how much should I be looking to pay for the whole job from a) A Stealers and b) An independant specialist?

    Anything else I should think about servicing/replacing before I turn up the boost?

    There's a place just 15 miles from me that use Revo software - JBS in Chesterfield who have got a good name for themselves, but Jabbasport has also been highly recommended. Only thing is, Jabbasport are down in Peterborough and I don't want a hundred-odd mile journey if something's not right after the remap.

    My plan was: To go with JBS from start to finish - get the timing belt done, diagnostics, then finally remap. It would cost me much less in fuel and I could use them for future servicing/tuning, with the added advantage that they would know my car and be better equipped if I were to have problems post remap.

    What are your thoughts on this?

    Any advice highly appreciated.

    Drew.

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    Re: Timing belt

    My 1.8T has done 66k and i have had the full remap and big turbo upgrade, and not changed a thing in that respect.
    I am going to get the cam belt changed in the next service.
    76k.
    Audi recommened that you change it at 80k, so that is well within its limit.

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    Re: Timing belt

    The dealers recommend changing the timing belt at 80K but other A4 owners say change timing belt, tensioner, and water pump at 60K. I did the maintenance at about 56K just in case.

    I think it is always a good idea to do preventative maintenance rather than fixing something that may break.

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    Re: Timing belt

    That is a really good idea K212, im going to change i am thinking about getting the timining belt done asap now as i have heard a few horror stories.

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    Re: Timing belt

    Mine is at 60,000 miles and I'm going to get it done at the next service. Due within a couple of months. Read in earlier post about the water pump and tensioner so will get them done anyway. As said earlier better safe than sorry and get it done early.

    I had a Mk2 MR2 which snapped the timing belt 20,000 miles before the recommended change. NEVER AGAIN ! ! ! !

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    Re: Timing belt

    Just been to see my local mechanic (not an Audi specialist, but knows his stuff). He says that on the B5s ie pre 2001 the water pump is not connected in the same way, and therefore doesn't need replacing as a precautionary measure. On a B6 he said it would be advisable to replace the pump, as it's on the same loop. This was also confirmed by JBS (specialists).

    JBS did also add that it it worth doing the tensioner as a matter of course.

    Just thought I'd add that in case a few of you were in the same position - might save you a quid or two.

    Apologies if you already knew.

    Drew.

 

 

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