Most consider anything over 90K or five years (whichever comes first) to be a
You should search the history on the T44 Audiworld forum. Lost of help on this.
Don't let the V8 in the link worry you that it the correct part of the forum.
Lost of helpful people.
For DIY you will need to borrow or rent a special tool that holds the crank
shaft to loosed and re tighten the main bolt to 240 ft/lbs. If you buy the parts
from an on line source you can usually rent the tools.
Really quite a doable DIY project if you have the good part of a day to work on
it. Be very sure you understand how to check the valve timing before you start.
If you have any questions you might be better contacting a local independent
Audi mechanic to do it for you. Just be sure to check around to ensure that the
mechanic has a good reputation with Audis. I would guess that it would cost $500
Be sure to replace the water pump, idler pulley and front seal at the same time.
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