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Old 05-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default ttime to replace the timing belt 2001 a6 2.8l

2001 A6 2.8l 30v engine
now reach 68000 miles?

I bought is two years ago on 40000miles. I heard audi timing belt worn also by age.

I plan to take a 4000miles roadtrip next month. Should I wait to 80000 or 100000 to replace or I should do it now?
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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You're belts are 11 years old. If it were me I'd bite the bullet and do the whole job now and have peice of mind.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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Do it now. It's not so much the old timing belt as the old water pump, tensioner, idler bearings, etc.
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Do it now. It's not so much the old timing belt as the old water pump, tensioner, idler bearings, etc.
thanks, ordering parts now!
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I bought a 2002 A6 about a month ago with 89k miles on it. I did the timing belt replacement right away - the belt had stress cracks on it. The bigger problem though was the water pump had a small leak. My mechanic charged about 1k to do the timing belt replacement. I'm not handy with tools so better to pay the piper.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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Not so much a problem..the WP is supposed to be replaced with the TB.
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