[s-cars] RE: timing belt on ebay Questions

Paul Heneghan paul.heneghan at bbc.co.uk
Mon Oct 20 18:34:46 EDT 2003

I'm just about to do a T-belt change on my S6 and I've decided to
replace the following:

T-belt tensioner
Waterpump and seal
Serpentine belt
Crank bolt

I'm not replacing the crank seal or the cam seal - they're not leaking
at the moment, the crank seal is a PITA to remove and difficult to
install.  If they leak in the future, I'll do them then.

I've decided to replace the crank bolt because they're cheap, and I've
been scared by stories of them breaking.  I'll also be inspecting the
crank gear to check that the key is intact.

I'm not going to bother replacing the serpentine belt tensioner  - I'll
replace it if I need to in the future.

Any comments from the experts?


> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 11:16:05 -0400
> From: Dooksniffer at aol.com
> To: s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: [s-cars] timing belt on ebay Questions
> I've read on this list that the guy selling timing belt kits
> on Ebay is reputable, so I am probably going to buy from him.
> His kit does include (as opposed to blau) a serp. belt, but
> no tensioner.  It also does NOT include the lower crank seal.
> Now the questions:
> 1. Should I look into purchasing the seal elswhere or has
> anyone got it from him.  Should I skip replacement?
> 2. Should I also look into the serp. belt tensioner?  Skip?
> 3. Any tools in the Doylestown PA area for rent.  I will most
> likely get them from Blau.
> I know a few of you have dealt with this guy, any feedback
> appreciated.
> Ron W
> 95 125K mi

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