[Biturbos4] Time for timing belt... what else?

DocWyte docwyte at comcast.net
Mon Oct 22 06:01:11 PDT 2007

The RS4 oil cooler kit is grossly overpriced.  Get either the Avalon kit 
or the Matrix kit instead.

Chris Newbold wrote:
> I'm just rolling up on 80k miles on the S4 and am starting to collect
> the parts for a timing belt job. To amortize the labor cost, I'm going
> to take the shot-gun approach and replace all the wear items around
> the front of the motor. Here's what I'm looking at so far:
>   o timing belt
>   o all timing belt tensioners/idler rollers
>   o water pump
>   o thermostat
>   o serpentine accessory drive belt
>   o all serpentine tensioners/idler rollers
>   o all associated bolts, gaskets, fluids, etc.
> So what am I missing? If this was your car, what else would you replace?
> I'm going to take the opportunity to make a few gratuitous
> improvements, too. I'll probably replace all the rubber bits in the
> intake system with a silicone hose set, and perhaps I'll spring for an
> RS4 oil cooler kit....
> -Chris
> 2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd
> 2004 allroad 2.7T
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