[Biturbos4] Timing Belt replacement

Grant gfl1 at optonline.net
Mon Aug 8 17:44:05 EDT 2005

Let's start with the basics.  If it fails, your engine is toast.  So 
people have varried opinions on what is "safe" and "conservative".  I 
think 90k is the official number, and I did mine at 75k.

The cost should be between $1200 and $1500, and should include the 
timing belt, the water pump, and the idler/tensioner pulley.  If the 
water pump goes, it too can break the belt.  And you virtually have to 
take it out to do the job anyway.

Good independents can do it too.

On Aug 8, 2005, at 3:20 PM, Aurangzeb M. Agha wrote:

> I'm completely confused on when to change the timing belt on a 2001' 
> Audi
> S4 (2.7 liter).  My dealer says to change it now (the car is with him 
> for
> tie rod replacement and 60K check, and he wants $2100 for the timing 
> belt
> work).
> I was shocked at the price.  I called around, and another dealer says 
> they
> do it for $1400, but insists it shouldn't be done until around 90K for 
> a
> 2001 S4.  I insisted he double check, and he confirmed the same with 
> his
> service manager.  He confirmed what he initially said.
> I also looked around on the audiworld forums, and there seems to be a
> mishmash off 60K and 90K timing belt replacements.  Anyone know what 
> the
> definitive answer is?
> Thx,
> Aurangzeb
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