Sky InsuranceAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    rickquattro's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Rickenback, German Black Forest
    Posts
    588

    Camchain or cambelt?

    There is no manual and I don't have an EKTA cd to answer this....my old Vectra had a camchain as a diesel where the petrol models had belts. Is this the same on the Audi engines? If so I guess the chain has a longer working life?

    Any info?

    Rick [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    imported_Macduff
    Guest

    Re: Camchain or cambelt?

    I believe the 1.9 and 2.5 have belts.

    Not sure about the new 2.0 but I know it's part of a modular family which includes the 5.0 V10 which has gear driven cams.

    HTH
    Dave

  4. #3
    audi5e's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    809

    Re: Camchain or cambelt?

    The older engines definitely use belts, not sure on the new Audi's though.

  5. #4
    rickquattro's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Rickenback, German Black Forest
    Posts
    588

    Re: Camchain or cambelt?

    Thnks for that. Good to know that Audi will be asking for a lot of money to change the belts in a while..

    Rick

  6. #5
    foolish3uk's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    in middle of nowhere
    Posts
    458

    Re: Camchain or cambelt?

    all cars at this time run on belts! however i think the newer engines coming out now are run on timing chains e.g.3.2 V6.

  7. #6
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813

    Re: Camchain or cambelt?

    Get a good VAG specialist to do the timing belt as it's all labour, so will be half the price at a specialist. Also get them to replace the tensioner and water pump (if it runs off the same belt) as these tend to seize at around 100k and will strip the timing belt along with most of your valves.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO