just a little bit pee'd off

rob v6

Learning the VAG way
One the way back from the shops this morning and the cambelt on the v6 thought it would give up the ghost. just need to find someone to fix it now before we go to barmouth in 3 weeks
 
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tux

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That sucks dude. Can the V6 be repaired, or is it likely to be new engine time?
 

aragorn

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Thats really sucky. The belts due soon on the TQS so i think i'll be doing it before anything else. Was it overdue?

You'll probably need a pair of new cylinder heads, or at the very least a set of valves and possibly guides.
 

rob v6

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thanks Byzan a4 for changing the title was not thinking straight when i typed that
 

mckay9uk

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That sucks man, it might be easier, quicker and cheaper to just change the whole lump to a 2.8. i've just Supercharged my 2.4 i'm a little bit concerned that the waterpunp wasnt changed when the belt was done about 20k ago but it was done about 8k before that i might be in the same boat in a few months ! lets say i like living dangerously!
 

rob v6

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That sucks man, it might be easier, quicker and cheaper to just change the whole lump to a 2.8. i've just Supercharged my 2.4 i'm a little bit concerned that the waterpunp wasnt changed when the belt was done about 20k ago but it was done about 8k before that i might be in the same boat in a few months ! lets say i like living dangerously!

It might be but it all depends on how much it is going to cost there is only so much i am willing to spend on a car when it is only worth just over 2k. Plus i need the car for our holiday in 3 weeks that the kids are rally looking forward to and i do not want to disappoint them.
 

rob v6

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Well the car is all fixed cambelt had gone but it had taken the hydrolic tensioner (so the garage said) first which saved the engine so the garage has changed the

water pump + housing
stat
cam belt
aux belt
all tensioners
complete coolant flush
and new under tray (Engine protector)

for the grand total of






















£550

so not to bad considering a week before i had a quote to change just the cambelt and aux belt and that was £450 .

They had qouted me over 1k if it had take any valves out so i am a very happy man agin even if my wallet is now empty
 

Jonion

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So to look on the bright side.... for an extra £100 you had a load of other things changed/checked as well. :cool:
Happy for you.
 

griswold

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Glad its up and running for you now.
Been meaning to check when the wifes 2.4 v6 is due its cambelt
priced a belt kit up so better get it done soon
 

rob v6

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So to look on the bright side.... for an extra £100 you had a load of other things changed/checked as well. :cool:
Happy for you.

yep and the chap that did it worked at audi for 25 years before setting up his own place so he knows his stuff
 

rob v6

Learning the VAG way
Glad its up and running for you now.
Been meaning to check when the wifes 2.4 v6 is due its cambelt
priced a belt kit up so better get it done soon

i would mate defo worth it as it can get expensive if it does go
 
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