My 2000 a4 1.8T Q has 57770km right now. I saw post on audiworld
or somewhere else say , TB should be done at 60k mi,even some said 70km.
BUT, in the owner's manual come with my car said it should be done at
180km. There is a huge difference there!!! Which one should I listen to?
This question comes up once a week on average here - for more info, search
the archives. The general wisdom in this newsgroup as well as on AudiWorld
is to change it sooner than Audi recommendation because the TB/TB tensioner
has a tendency to fail sooner, creating quite a disaster in your engine.
Changing the TB/TB tensioner early is cheap insurance when you consider
it'll cost you $3K or more to repair an engine in which the TB failed. If
you have no problem forking out 3 grand, then by all means, don't bother
getting it changed sooner. You may just get lucky and not have it fail on
I'll be changing mine ('01 A4 1.8T) when I hit 60K miles.
BTW, here's a good advice from RKA from yesterday:
Yes, it is, and be sure to change out the water pump at the same time;
they're in there, and it's only $150 or so more, good insurance.
Don't forget to have them look over the serpentine belt. My mechanic
left the original on because it looked like new to him, and that's
fine: he CHECKED it.
I have a '96 S6 with 79000 kms on it and had my t-belt changed last week
because its 8 years old. Scheduled maintainace is at 130000kms. The guy who
did the work showed me the old tensioner that had appeared to have lost
grease so was the weak point - the t-belt was in good shape. The serpentine
belt had lost some bits so was replaced along with the water pump. All good
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