[A4] Returning member, timing belt questions

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 21 21:07:17 EDT 2006

quattro at oohooheek.com wrote:
> I need to replace my timing belt.  About to order the "Updated Improved 
> 1.8T 4cyl 2000-2005 Timing Belt Kit" from Blau.
> http://www.blauparts.com/audi_vw_timing_belt_kits/audi_a4_18t_timing_belt_kit_improved.shtml
> Is there another kit that I should order instead?
> Are there any parts not included in this kit that I should replace?

I haven't done an A4 belt, but it seems like the big items are covered
(belt, water pump, tensioner, crank seal).

The I-5 turbo had a cam seal some people would replace, and the V8s
have a cam position sensor hidden behind the cam sprocket that s/b
replaced when you are doing a V8 belt job. (When the V8 CPS dies,
the car won't start; to replace it, you basically need to do a
timing belt job.)  You may want to look into those items for the
1.8T; again, I don't know if they apply.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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