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Offline Lucky ducky

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T-belt change time
« on: February 11, 2020, 10:25:28 PM »
Getting the timing belt & water pump changed next week is there anything else would need doing while there at it? ... Was thinking thermostat mines 2005 AXX Manual

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 10:58:08 AM »
Would be interested to know this also. I know my thermostat needs changed and was wondering whether to lump this work with the belt and water pump change since that is due for me later this year.


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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 11:12:53 AM »
Could do the thermostat and the coolant temp sensors whilst the coolant has been drained.

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 12:32:05 PM »
I agree, saves draining the coolant twice.

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 01:27:18 PM »
Plus with the engine lifted and alternator out you will have half a chance of getting to the thermostat I did my belt, water pump and thermostat a few weeks ago and it took 2 of us 12 hours on a four poster ramp in a fully equipped workshop!!!
Change both temp sensors/ switches too whilst coolant is out:-)


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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 10:28:20 PM »
Plus with the engine lifted and alternator out you will have half a chance of getting to the thermostat I did my belt, water pump and thermostat a few weeks ago and it took 2 of us 12 hours on a four poster ramp in a fully equipped workshop!!!
Change both temp sensors/ switches too whilst coolant is out:-)


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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 01:54:50 AM »
What interval should the timing belt/pump be done?

Is it 4 years or 5 years?

Mileage?
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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 06:47:29 AM »
VW say 4 years whereas Audi used to say 5 years for the same engine. I cover low mileage and follow the latter. You will better know what use your car gets wrt mileage / typical revs / temperature extremes where you live.

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 08:34:41 AM »
seems to vary on which dealer you speak to- think they changed the criteria a few years ago

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 11:08:29 AM »
Last owner did the belt at 68000 miles in 2016 there's 83400 miles 4 years I'm gonna hold onto it for a couple of years so it's going to need doing anyhow

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 11:56:53 AM »
Mine needs doing this year too, so I called VW Breeze in Poole today to ask their price..... After going to check if it was still covered by the VW Fixed Pricing Schedule (older car 2005), she confirmed it was, and cost would be £549 all in, to include water pump. How does this compare? I wonder how much longer VW fixed pricing will apply for? Anyone know (I ought to have asked)?

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 04:27:10 AM »
£549 is crazy.  The genuine parts are less than half that.  Did mine in 4 hours on axle stands.  No special tools required.  It's an easy job.  Half a grand for that job is scandalous if you ask me, especially when you consider VW were doing the same job for £349 on special a few years back.  Not many Indies could compete with that, using genuine parts.

As for the interval, it's 4 years or 60K on VWs. 

Going by Audi's/T'internet's 5 years/80K is a gamble I'm not willing to take personally.  Metal parts, maybe.  Perishable rubber, no chance.  I got burned by that with my old Alfa 147 with their stupidly optimistic belt change interval!










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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 08:01:59 PM »

As for the interval, it's 4 years or 60K on VWs. 



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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 11:52:48 AM »
TPS have a sale on genuine cam-belt kits at the mo, I got the belt kit, water pump and thermostat all genuine VW parts for £170 all in:-)

Worth a look if you can do it yourself!!

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Re: T-belt change time
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 04:11:46 PM »
Car's being done in the local indi at the moment so will let you know how i get on