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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by jimbooboo, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. jimbooboo
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    jimbooboo Member

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    Hi,

    I'm planning on doing my timing belt in a few week and have bought all the parts, from eurocarpart so I trust they are decent as they're contitech etc..

    I plan on following this guide:
    DIY: B7 A4 Timing Belt Change


    BUT

    I've recently heard a few stories of the tensioner bolt snapping and causing some expensive damage so I'm now a little worried about it as the problems have occurred even when fitted by a professional mechanic.

    I've been and bought all the tools, locking equipment etc. I don't feel like I'd have any issues doing the job but what if the tensioner bolt fails on me despite being fitted exactly to spec?

    Would I have a leg to stand on? Is this a common problem? What can I do to make sure chances of this happening are absolutely minimal?


    Thanks, James
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  2. bez101
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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep

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    use a new bolt
    and tq it up right
    you wont have problems.

    the 2 iv herd of snapping wasnt changed.
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    Out of the millions of cambelts fitted how many actually fail outside of OCD Owners Group Forum-land

    Buy a new bolt, fit it to the correct torque spec. Job done.
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