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Timing belt 1.9

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by mattyb6, Dec 30, 2013.

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    Just been to audi to get my temp sender, and decided to get a price on getting my timing belt done by them.

    All the part came in to about 260 inc vat, then a couple of hundred for labour.
    but the nice man at audi said they would do the whole job inc water pump, and aux belt for £500

    which I thought was a really good price. So I think il be getting that done soon
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    i had my cam belt (kit) and water pump replaced along with thermostat and cts and aux belts for around the £320 mark (i supplied aux belts) from a vw/audi specialist near me might be worth shopping round buddy
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    I did mine for just less than £250 all in

    this included water pump stat and aux belts and coolant

    having worked on a lot of audi's I wouldn't touch one for less than £350 all in
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    is this a standard are of pricing for 2 litre and under models then? I am going to test drive an A4 S-line special edition tomorrow and thinking of having the cam belt done fairly sharpish If i get it as its just hit 70K. Its a 2 Litre turbo model 220bhp.
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    I can't do it myself as I don't have the experience. But I've looked about and there's no vag specialists around my area.
    Il keep looking but if I can't find anywhere il just get audi to do it.

    I thought 500 wasn't bad from audi tbf. Yeah I would like it to be cheaper.
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    I used to do a full cambelt + water pump and aux. belts for £250 all in. It also included 5L of g12 antifreeze and a
    proper setting of the syncro angle with vcds...does that make me a cowboy ? I always use quality Contitech belts and i never had a belt fail yet...done hundreds !
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    Props to whoever can change a cambelt fullstop...I literally would not even know where to begin.
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    who mentioned anything about cowboys??

    you probably got the parts far cheaper then me?

    like I said I wouldnt touch one for less then £350 its not worth my time when I can earn more money doing other jobs
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    attempting a cambelt change would be as good as doing a rubiks cube blindfolded with baby oil on my hands. lool
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    I sourced all my bits from ecp. Cam belt & tensioner, 2 x aux belts & tensioner, water pump & coolant for £170. My local garage fitted for £150. I felt £320 all in was a good price and it runs silky smooth. Well, smooth for a diesel!

    £500 from Audi main dealer sounds ok but be sure to insist this price includes both cambelt and aux belt tensioners, not just the belts.

    Ps admin - paid for a sticker but no show yet. Can someone check this please. Thanks Mark.
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    I can do a 4 cyl cambelt in 3 hours, parts are just shy of 150 trade prices...
    In this day and age you need to be competitive better to not have time than having to much not being busy !
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    thats the thing I don't get things at trade prices and do this sort of thing in my own spare time

    3 hours is good going
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    Out of curiosity would you recommend to do the torsion value straight after the belt change or after its stretched and worn in a bit.

    I ask because people have mixed response to this. Would you go about doing it twice; once after the change and then again after couple of hundred miles later?
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    well after 20k on my current belt the torsion value hasnt changed

    I would do it after the belt has been changed
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    Ok that clears a lot then. Thanks.

    One last thing. What would you recommend the torsion value to be set at? Or whats on yours currently as mines on -0.5
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    they say closest to 0 is best

    but I have also heard each car is different and is supposed to be on the data sticker on the cam belt cover but I'm yet to see this
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