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Timing belt - when to change?

smokeymike May 10, 2011

  1. smokeymike

    smokeymike Active Member Team Mythos SQ5 owners group

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    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.
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    5 years or 60k i think
    yes change the w/pump
     
  3. Chris79

    Chris79 On my 3rd A4! RS4 next???

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    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.

    Chris
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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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.
     
  5. drmole

    drmole Well-Known Member

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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
     
  6. mikeyw

    mikeyw Member

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    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.
     
  7. FUNKYCLIFF

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    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 :)
     
  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    If it says 115,000 miles, it's a misprint.
     
  9. mikeyw

    mikeyw Member

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    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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    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  10. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. mikeyw

    mikeyw Member

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    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.
     
  12. drmole

    drmole Well-Known Member

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    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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