[A4] B6 timing belt change interval

Nicholas Stock nickstock at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 20:45:08 PDT 2008

The early B5's were prone to a timing belt tensioner fault...and seeing as
they're interference engines (the valves enter the same head space as the
pistons), then repair bills became expensive due to bent valves etc....I had
a 2000 1.8T and changed the timing belt (and tensioner and water pump...may
as well while you have the front of the car off...), at about 65000...I
think Audi recommended it at 90K. I'm sure the same goes for the B6 1.8T,
but I think they probably sorted out the tensioner fault by then. As for the
2.0T, I'm not sure what the recommended service interval is for the timing
belt, but it's probably around 90K....any ideas anybody?


On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Tom Christiansen <tomchr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> What's the recommended timing belt change interval on the B6 1.8T and 2.0T
> engines?
> My searches on-line have been inconclusive at best thus far. There seems to
> be a fair amount of panic related to premature failure of the timing belt.
> But that seems to be related to the B5... Or am I mistaken?
> Thanks,
> Tom
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