timing belt

can anyone tell me what the cost of replacing a timing belt in an A4 will cost me in Australia..... have been told it could be as much as $1800 AUD...
is this an accurate quote for Australia
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It will depend on what age the car is and what engine! The 1.8/1.8T engines upto about 1998 need modified tensioners unless they have already been fitted.
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Gitfilder wrote:

It's an all day affair in terms of labour. If you look online, the parts kit is US$200-300. Sprinkle in shop/dealer profit to taste. Here in the US, it costs about $1000-1200. So your quoted price seems close to the mark.
You might also want to check the forums at http://www.audiworld.com /
Cheers,
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You may want to look for an Audi specialist mechanic. On my car, '96 S6, my local guy charged 3.5 hours of labour for a timing belt/water pump/tentioner change where the local dealer (stealer!) quoted 6 hours labour plus higher price for parts for the same job.
I paid CDN$710, approx US$540.
Tony Ottawa

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