[Vwdiesel] TDI timing tools
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Wed May 23 00:21:34 EDT 2007
William J Toensing wrote:
>Please elaborate on $500 to $700 for a TDI timing belt. Is this the price of a new timing belt or is this the price including installation at a VW dealer or independent shop? I don't own a TDI yet, but some hidden abnormally high prices can kill the savings in fuel costs, if true.
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Due to the location of the timing belt and motor mounts (you have to
pull a mount to get to the belt), you have to buy more parts than you'd
think. I know--I spent a year sulking, replacing all of those parts,
breaking the engine, sulking again, and replacing the parts again. Some
vendors do sell a complete kit. I should mention that one of those kits
is supplied by www.tdiparts.com (specifically
for $275. That website was founded by Dan Simones who also founded and
hosts this list, so I like to recommend his site every now and then.
Oh, and those stretch bolts, very important. See the breaking engine,
sulking, replacing parts again bit.
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