[A4] Returning member, timing belt questions

Nicholas Stock nickstock at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 22:04:19 EDT 2006

First or all, welcome back to the fold..

I changed the timing belt, tensioner, water pump and thermostat on my old
2000 1.8T myself with a friend using the kit from ECS tuning and the other
parts separately. I noticed that the blau kit is available in a complete
form with all the belts and the 'improved' water pump for a pretty
reasonable price and seeing if you're going to do the job and the front end
has to come off, you may as well replace everything (within reason) if you
intend to keep the car.


It looks like ECS are selling a similar kit with a lightweight pulley too.

Best of luck...and anticipate about a 5-7 hour job on your hands ;-)


On 7/21/06, quattro at oohooheek.com <quattro at oohooheek.com> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> After a two year break, I own an Audi again.  Black '01 A4 1.8tQ.
> The last car was a red '87 4000CS Q.  Its nice to see how closely related
> the A4 is to its predecessor.
> Anyway, two quick questions (ones that I couldn't find answers to in the
> archives)...
> 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?
> Apologies for increasing list traffic with questions that have probably
> been answered already - I'm feeling nervous about my timing belt at the
> moment, and want to get this done soon.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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