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    looking for new timing belt

    Hello, the a6 2.4 v6 i just bought didnt come with any docs so not sure if timing belt has been done it is showing 158530 so think it should be due so just a couple of questions. Is there a way of checking it since there no sticker on engine saying if it has been done or do you have to strip it to get to it in which case might as wel change it and does anyone no where to get one cheepish as ive been seeing silly money for them. Advice and help appreciated. Cheers

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    Just to get access to the belt is time consuming, may as well change it along with the water pump and thermostat (assuming this engine has it located behind the pulleys)
    Don't skimp on the belt quality, if the belt lets go. its big time engine rebuild. for the sake of 50 for a belt its better that 3000+ for a rebuild.
    It is possible to change the belt on a DIY basis, some special tools are needed but its not to hard, just take your time. It will be a lot cheaper that a workshop. They charge about a 1000, DIY could be done for 200-300

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    Dont mind payin 50 cheapest ive seen was 182 which thought was bit steep. Cheers

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    if would guess that is a kit with all the tensioners. if so, i would take that as it a cheep price. but make sure the belt is a conti brand. other cheeper types snap at a join.

 

 

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