[Biturbos4] Timing Belt replacement
docwyte at comcast.net
Mon Aug 8 17:47:57 EDT 2005
Also replace the little "hand grenade" hydraulic tensioner. The shop should bill out 6 hours or so of labor, parts costs can be around $400-500...
-------------- Original message --------------
> 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
> > --
> > Silver '01 S4 (stock)
> > _______________________________________________
> > Biturbos4 mailing list
> > Biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
> > http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/biturbos4
> Biturbos4 mailing list
> Biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
More information about the Biturbos4