How long is a piece of string,
are you talking 1st time ???? if so it sounds way to long.
when I was researching timing belt changes, some said 60K miles some said
so I had mine done at 60K and will probably have it redone at 100K to
Given the history of premature timing belt failures in the Audi lineup
and very expensive repair costs if the belt (or the tensioner) does
break on you, most people recommend replacing it every 60k miles. Even
Audi decided to reduce that interval to 75k miles in later years, if I'm
the only time limit was 3 years for plugs and 4 years for auto box oil but
that excluded my long life oiled box.
my Audi was 8 years old at 61k so I took a mid point view, over a reasonable
time but under the 80K plus Martins VAG said 60K when I phoned them.
Official as far as I'm aware. All UK VW and Audi dealers that I've spoken to
are saying that now.
Personally I wouldn't chance it. Cars that haven't reached the mileage in 5
years will probably have done more shorter journeys which means more starts.
Starting an engine puts a lot of stress on the timing belt compared with
Just my opinion.
I'll be getting our A4 belt changed next year when it's 5 years old. Mileage
will probably be around 45k
I personally have always used 60k - 80k miles as the time to change
it. In 2004, the recommendation for both the 1.8T and the 3.0 was 75k
miles (as another poster noted). No time limit is noted, but 7 years
is probably the max that I would go. My car as 60k on it (or will by
the end of the week) and will be about 2 months shy of 5 years. I will
probably get mine changed in another 10k miles, along with the
tensioner, water pump and a couple other minor things. I have an
estimate from my local shop for just under $900.
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
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