[Vwdiesel] TDI timing tools

S. Shourds sshourds at flash.net
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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