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TIMING BELT TENSIONER DAMPER (06B 109 477)

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  1. AGU-TURBO
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    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    [May 8, 2011]
    Just wondering if it is worth changing the timing belt tensioner damper, part number
    06B 109 477 (i think!) audi a3 1.8t AGU

    if i do change it has anyone used the Febi bilstein tensioner from euro car parts £67

    Audi want £87

    Thanks
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    In a word.... yes!

    These don't get changed (typically) as part of a dealer belt change and I have seen them fail... the damper can leak and I have seen the damper sink into the alloy carrier (there will be a gap between the damper seal and the circlip) both of which lessens the travel and allows the belt to slip...

    I have seen a friends car trash a head due to this...

    These should be changed as part of a cam belt service IMO...

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    ^^ what tufty said!

    Ive seen a TT trash an engine because of the same fault
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    Yep just do it mate, I have just had mine done with my most recent cambelt change.
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    they make OEM stuff for VAG so I would think so yeah... prob find when it arrives its got 2 machining marks on it where the VAG part number and Audi rings have been machined off

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