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Camchain or cambelt?

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by rickquattro, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. rickquattro
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    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?

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    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
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    [Nov 22, 2004]
    The older engines definitely use belts, not sure on the new Audi's though.
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    [Nov 23, 2004]
    Thnks for that. Good to know that Audi will be asking for a lot of money to change the belts in a while..

    Rick
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    [Nov 23, 2004]
    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.
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    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.
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