A4 T-belt replacement

Jamie Howton jhowton at fotofab.com
Mon Jan 21 08:17:14 EST 2002

Just replaced the timing belt on 98.5 A4 1.8TQT this weekend with the
help of Bentley publishers and Andy's writeup which can be found at
http://forums.audiworld.com/a4/msgs/750523.phtml.  Everything went
according to plan with only very minor glitches.

In reference to the debate from last week (quattro list) regarding the
water pump on these cars and it's relationship to the timing belt; they
are two separate systems on the 1.8T engines (at least 98 MY) and a
failure of the water pump would have zero effect on the timing belt.  It
sounds like it is a different scenario on the V6 powerplants, though.


Jamie Howton
1998.5 A4 1.8TQT K04, GIAC Chip, H&R Street + Bilstein, etc, etc.
1987 Porsche 928 S4 Dunkelblau A/T 81K
1979 Porsche 928 Opalmetallic 5 Spd 64K

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