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18 year Old needs help

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Old 03-23-2016, 11:06 PM
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Hi Group,


I just bought my 1st Audi (2005 TT 1.8t)


1 month into it and Ive had to replace all the heater hoses ($500). Then find out its over heating because the "Head is breached" as its not holding pressure. The shop wants $2900 to fix head and do a water pump and timing belt. Am I getting ripped off? It feels like it.


Is there any Audi mechanics in So Cal (Ventura or LA County) that can do the work on the cheap if I get the part. Im paying $300 a month payment and have to take a bus to school and work.


Any advice is appreciated.
 

Last edited by Trevor West; 03-23-2016 at 11:24 PM.
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:00 AM
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head work is usually pretty labor intensive. now I cant say for sure if that cheap or expensive so I'm sorry I cant help you there. all I can say for that is to ask around for prices. remember that you usually get what you pay for unless its someone who is just stealing from you.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:17 PM
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$2900 sounds pretty steep.. it's a 4 cyl after all.... not mechanically inclined at all? any friends who are? The job is not too difficult...

  • Service and Repair
Toothed belt, removing and installing

Note:
Mark the direction of rotation before removing the toothed belt. If a used belt rotates in the wrong direction when reinstalled, this can result in breakage.

1 - Engine support

2 - 45 Nm

3 - Toothed belt guard, top

  • To remove belt guard, it may be necessary to unbolt retainer for coolant return line (for turbocharger).
4 - Toothed belt

  • Mark direction of rotation before removing
  • Check for wear
  • Do not kink
5 - Idler roller

6 - 27 Nm

7 - 65 Nm

  • Use counter-hold 3036 to loosen and tighten
8 - Camshaft sprocket

  • For exhaust camshaft
  • Note installation position: camshaft sprocket is installed with smaller side facing out and TDC marking for cylinder 1 visible
9 - Tensioner

10 - Washer

11 - Tensioner for toothed belt

12 - O-ring

  • Replace
  • Lightly coat with coolant G 012 A8 D before installing
13 - Coolant pump

14 - 15 Nm

15 - Crankshaft sprocket

  • Contact surface between sprocket and crankshaft must be free of oil
  • Can only be installed in one position
16 - 90 Nm + 1/4 turn (90 degrees) further

  • Replace
  • Counter-hold with 3099 retainer to loosen and tighten
  • Place 2 washers between sprocket and retainer when mounting retainer
17 - 15 Nm

18 - 20 Nm

19 - Toothed belt guard, center

20 - Toothed belt guard, bottom

21 - 10 Nm

  • Removing toothed belt
Special tools, testers and workshop equipment required:

  • 10-222A Engine support bridge


  • 10-222A/1 Bracket for engine
  • Engine in vehicle


  • Disconnect air duct at bottom of right-hand longitudinal member (air duct leads to charge air cooler).


  • Remove sound insulation panels in center and on right (arrows).
  • Remove ribbed belt and tensioning element.


  • Remove coolant expansion tank and power steering reservoir (arrows) and move to one side with hoses connected.
  • Disconnect vacuum hose from EVAP canister and from connection on throttle valve.
  • Disconnect electrical connectors on coolant expansion tank and EVAP canister.
  • Remove toothed belt guard (top).


  • Set up engine support bracket 10-222 A with supports 10-222 A/1.
  • Install retainer 3180 to right lifting eye and attach to engine support bracket 10-222 A.
  • Lift engine slightly with spindle of engine support bracket 10-222 A.
Note:
Lift coolant expansion tank and power steering reservoir and tie them in place on the engine support bracket.

  • Set crankshaft to markings for TDC of No. 1 cylinder (arrows) by turning central bolt on crankshaft sprocket in direction of rotation.
  • Remove vibration damper, making sure not to change TDC position.
  • Remove center and bottom sections of toothed belt guard.


  • Unbolt engine support from engine console and engine console from body (arrows).
  • Unbolt connecting piece between engine console and body.
  • Take out engine console.


  • Remove bolts for engine support (arrows), but do not take out engine support.
Note:
To remove the bolts for the engine support, raise or lower the engine slightly as necessary via the spindles on engine support bracket 10-222A.

  • Mark direction of rotation of toothed belt with chalk or felt pen.


  • Screw M5 x 55 stud -1- into toothed belt tensioning element. Screw hex nut -2- onto stud -1- using a large washer -3-.
  • Only tension piston of tensioning element as far as necessary to secure it with a locking pin (e.g. from lifting appliance 2024A) arrow-.
  • Pull out toothed belt through space between engine support and cylinder block.
  • Installing toothed belt (setting camshaft timing)
Note:
  • The position of the toothed belt must be set as described below, even after repairs in which the belt is only taken off the camshaft sprocket.
  • When turning the camshaft the crankshaft must not be at TDC (danger of damage valves/piston crown).


  • Align camshaft sprocket mark with marking on cylinder head cover.
  • Place toothed belt on crankshaft sprocket (mark direction of rotation using chalk or paint).
  • Install toothed belt guard, lower part.
  • Install vibration damper (note installation position: hole in vibration damper is over projection on toothed belt sprocket).
  • Align vibration damper marking with marking on lower part of toothed belt guard.
  • Install toothed belt onto coolant pump, then tensioning roller, and finally camshaft sprocket.


  • Pull out locking pin (arrow) and loosen piston of toothed belt tensioning element.
  • Remove stud -1-.
  • Turn crankshaft two complete turns in engine direction of rotation, set again to TDC and check adjustment.
  • Install engine support and console.
  • Remove engine support bracket 10-222 A with retainer 3180.
  • Install toothed belt guard (center and top sections).
  • Install ribbed belt and tensioning element.
  • Install and secure coolant expansion tank and power assisted steering reservoir.
Tightening torques


************************************************** *****
you can rent some of the tools necessary from local parts shops...
 
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