[A4] going to replace a timing belt

Nick Thompson sfdaytona at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 13:14:40 EST 2006

T-belt, tenionser, water pump, t-stat are musts.  Since you're in there already, you may as well do the accessory belts.  Check the vacuum hoses for any cracks or dryrot. Other than that, I think you're def. on the right track. Although the t-belt doesn't need to be changed this soon, it isn't going to hurt anything. Just do visual checks for oil leaks on the front part of the engine and any coolant hoses.  I doubt you'll find anything wrong, but if you do, you may as well take care of it while it's all apart.
  Good Luck!

Bryan Lally <bryan at lally.org> wrote:
  I recently got an '02 A4 Avant with a 1.8T. 61k miles at this point. I 
like the car and am planning on keeping it, so I'm going to do a timing 
belt in a couple of weeks.

I'm looking for suggestions as to what parts should be replaced and 
where is a good source to get them. Get a kit or buy parts individually?

Timing belt, water pump, belt tensioner? Anything else while I'm in there?

I have the Bentley on CD. Are there any good pointers to other 
instructions I should know about?

Thanks. I'll let the list know how it goes.

- Bryan
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