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A3 timing chain kit

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jay1601, Jan 28, 2011.

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    looking at getting my timing belt and chain replaced within the next few months.

    i've bought my belt kit (made by Gates) but i can't fit a chain kit

    where can i buy one from without going to the stealers, i've looked on google and can't find any UK stores

    thanks for any help Jay
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    what chain kit ?
    for what car
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    1999 A3 1.8T AGU engine
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    why do you need to change the chain
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    Car is on 90K now, and hasn't had the belt done yet. Going to replace both at the same time. Just need to fit a chain kit
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    This engine doesn't have a chain. It has a timing belt, that's why you can't find a kit :search:

    You should change the waterpump and tensioners at the same time as the belt.
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    Are you sure it doesnt have a chain - it has one which links the two cams I thought? Certainly does on my AMK
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    All 20V have a chain as the belt only drives the outlet cam and a chain links the oulet and inlet together
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    Pics of these chain? I've only known and seen of a belt, regarding the timing of the engine.

    EDIT: found a pic

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    my bosses son is a audi technician, when we has looking for my boost problem, reved the car to around 2K rpm, can hear the chain making a noise, i told him the belt hasn't been replaced said i should get the cam chain tensioner replaced aswell. just i can't seem to find a place that sells the chain kit in the UK. apperntly just the tensioner is £250+ from Audi
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    Ah, of course that makes sense (my head is still in the world of SOHC - but obviously this is a 5v engine so has DOHC)

    Anyway, I didn't think this was a 'serviceable' part? The reason why they fit timing chains to engines is that you don't need to change them. I know some of the bigger Audi V's have chains because once the engine is in the car it is impossible to replace the timing chain/belt without dropping the whole engine. So they fit a chain so you don't have to do it.
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    Timing Chain | Timing Chains for any car | Car Timing Chain Heres a link for the timing chain. Why do people think that there isn't one they have a timing belt which runs 1 cam and then the chain links the 2 cams together simples ;). As for your tensioner it won't be that much the £250 one is for the engines with vvt on them the agu doesn't have this. I priced one up for mine not long ago and it still isn't cheap but it was £130 iirc a lot better than what you said.
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    Here's the part no for the cam chain tensioner 058109217B that is the correct one for the agu give the dealers a ring it might be a bit more than £130 with the vat going up.
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