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A4 2.8 30v Timing Belt Change

TinTin Sep 27, 2013

  1. TinTin

    TinTin New Member

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    I've got a coolant leak which i think is coming from the either the water pump or thermostat housing (until i get the car up on ramps i can't get a good look at where its starting).
    So from reading on here that i have to get the belt off to change the both or either of these i wondered what everyone advised should be changed once its in bits.

    Belt
    Tensioner
    Thermostat and gasket
    Water Pump (possibly if its leaking or is it worth doing anyway?)

    ...anything else i should do whilst i'm there?
     
  2. shaz8389

    shaz8389 Member

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    Do the water pump anyway, you DON'T want to have to do that job twice.
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Water pump is a no brainer for the reasons in your post.

    Remember you will need the proper locking tool to fit the belt, and get the full kit that replaces everything.
     

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