[A4] timing belt questions

Nicholas Stock nickstock at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 20:13:15 EDT 2005

How adventurous do you feel Jeff? I purchased the timing belt kit from ECS 
tuning and installed it myself with a friend. Took about 5 hours. Remember 
to do the water pump and thermostat at the same time as it's easy and whilst 
you've got the front of the car off, you may as well replace them. The kit 
costs around 180 dollars, a water pump is around 100 or so....is 900 dollars 
worth it? Well, it would probably take a mechanic about 3-4 hours to do it, 
so 900 is probably about right if not a little steep. One thing I did notice 
when I replaced mine, is that after 62000 the old belt still looked like 
new....(I live in San Diego...not many freeze-thaw cycles down here!!).

 On 8/17/05, JeffR <p1nh3ad at comcast.net> wrote: 
> Well my 2000 a4 is just about to hit 70k miles (its at 68k right now), i
> hear at about 70 you should start thinking about a timing belt
> replacement...what are some thoughts for everyone here...my local audi
> dealship wants about $900 to replace it, that is damn expensive! Is it
> something i can have a local trustworthy shop do for cheaper?
> -Jeff
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