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Timing belt - when to change?

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    [May 10, 2011]
    My A4 Avant 2.0T (petrol) will be 5 years old in October. Does the timing belt need changing at 5 years or 50,000 miles (whichever occurs sooner)?

    Also, is it best to have the water pump replaced at the same time?

    My local independent garage has quoted me just over £300 to do the job. Is this reasonable?

    Comments appreciated.
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    [May 10, 2011]
    5 years or 60k i think
    yes change the w/pump
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    [May 10, 2011]
    According to the letter Audi sent me yesterday for my 2006 2.0t it's every 5 years or 75,000 miles.

    £399 from Audi plus the water pump (I've not asked but I expect £70 extra)

    It's mot time as well so might do that first then book it in next month for the cambelt.

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    That sounds a reasonable deal. Yes, like the other posters have said, five years or 75,000 miles, whichever happens sooner, and it's definitely a sensible move to get the water pump renewed at the same time. It's only about another £50 or so for the part, but it's the same labour job as the cam-belt, so change it whether it needs doing or not. The last thing you want is for a water pump that's working fine now to seize up in six months' time, and strip all the teeth off your shiny new cambelt.
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    jus had this done on my car i also changed the water pump worth doing definatly
    tha sound very reasonable it cost me tha for the parts alone from TPS so very good price
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    [May 12, 2011]
    Is the timing belt different to the "Toothed belt"? In my service book it says the toothed belt is to be replaced every 115,000 miles. I have a 2.0T FSI.
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    [May 12, 2011]
    Thay maybe 115km which is about 70,000 miles but most do it 5 years or 60,000 miles for each one whichever comes sooner i have 2.0tfsi with 138k on the clock i changed it as soon as i bought the car with 131k on. £300 ballache over £2500 of heartache was a no brainer for me :)
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    [May 12, 2011]
    If it says 115,000 miles, it's a misprint.
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    [May 12, 2011]
    It definitely states 115,000 miles (180,000km) for a 'toothed belt replacement'. The diesels are 80,000 miles btw, according to this.

    I was just unsure if this is the actual timing belt.

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    [May 12, 2011]
    agree with Mikey...my book shows the same, I had 55k on my old car when p/x back with Audi and there was no mention of it at all.
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    [May 12, 2011]
    I bought mine with 58k on the clock and again, no mention. I'm here to be told otherwise, as I wondered if i'd got the wrong end of the stick.
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    [May 12, 2011]
    yeah its says the same in my book but audi have revised the millage i rang them up to check they now say 80,000 miles
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