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Old 01-29-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Default A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

Has any one had this same problem with expensive timing belt replacement?
I took my 2002 3.0 litre A4 @ 45000kms for normal service with Audi dealer and was told it needed the timing belt replaced as part of the scheduled service. Bought the vehicle new and was running well. Apparently timing belt neeeds to be replaced every 4 years. The service cost was $1,500 and the timing belt replacement cost $2,900+. Total cost $4,400+. Great car but expensive to keep on the road.
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:18 PM
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

wow thats rediclious, if they charged you 4,400 jsut to replace the timming belt you got ripped off bigtime. Im pretty shure the with parts and labor a timming belt on a 1.8t should cost:

Independent shop 700-800
Audi Dealer 1,000-1,1000

can u post up a coupy of the incoive to see what they charged u so much for
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

They should be replaced at 90K mi. or 146Kms.
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

Sorry, but youv'e been hosed...severley. I just got off the phone with my buddy that is an Audi tech, and he said first all, that belt isn't called out until 105k miles (check your owners manuel under service) Second, the labor is the book says nine hours..do the math at 90-120 bucks an hour, depending on where you live. Third...the belt cost $99.
Do you know an attorney? No LOL
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

you did get hosed. you should have posted here and asked first.
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

NO that price is dead on actually.
You guys have to understand the 3.0L engine is a completely different beast! The 1.8T and 2.8L don't even come close to it as far as difficulty to work on.
The parts are also much more expensive, an average timing belt job on a 3.0L engine at my old dealer was around $2,600 (with water pump ect) at $130 an hour.
But your dealer is messing with you, it isn't needed until 80k. DON'T wait until 90k to do it either! I've seen way too many 3.0L engines in my shop with snapped timing belts in the 90k region. That repair with new cylinder heads is well over $10,000.
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

Definitely DID NOT get hosed. Audi Tech is right. The 3.0L is a pain in the *** to change the timing belt on. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more difficult to service than a 1.8T. That 4k price range is pretty acurate for a 3.0 Audi.
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well thats nice... i have a 3.0[:@]
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anyone find a diy for the timing belt on a 3.0?
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Default RE: A4 Expensive Timing Belt replacement

thats not true. contacted a shop in brooklyn and they charge $1100 for the timing belt job on the 3.0

DIY kits range from $200-$500
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