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: Timing belt swap

06-17-2011, 10:52 AM
I've been looking at AR's for a few months now, and one dealer looked under the hood with me and confessed that the timing belt on that car probably was
NOT changed, because a series of screws behind the front grille had not been removed...

If the timing cover is way up front like that, is it possible for a decent backyard mechanic to access it and replace the belt (and w-pump, etc) himself?

ECS Tuning-Audi
06-17-2011, 11:44 AM
How many miles are on the car? To perform timing belt jobs on almost every Audi the car needs to be put in to service position, which allows for the whole front end to be removed or partially removed. This makes the job very simple. Below is a DIY for the 2.7 timing belt.

Click HERE (http://www.audiworld.com/tech/eng.html).

Let me know if you have any other questions.


06-18-2011, 10:50 AM
If it is a 4.2 Allroad the timing chain is good for the life of the car as it continuosly runs in oil. The 2.7 is another story it should be changed at 100k.