Tim­ing belt change made easy

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Tales From The Workshop -

▶ The im­por­tance of reg­u­larly re­plac­ing the tim­ing belt is of­ten for­got­ten by some mo­torists, even though a failed belt can mean, at best, an ex­pen­sive re­pair and, at worst, a failed en­gine.

Re­plac­ing the tim­ing belt is nor­mally a sim­ple task – or it would be if the en­gine was sit­ting on a work­bench! The tough­est part of any tim­ing belt change is strip­ping down the re­quired parts to ac­cess the belt.

For a belt change, the 2006 Audi A4 S line has a book time of 2.6 hours, most of which is taken up by re­mov­ing the front of the ve­hi­cle. Once this has been stripped away, ex­pos­ing the front of the en­gine, the tim­ing belt is one of the eas­i­est to ac­cess and re­plac­ing it is cer­tainly the quick­est part of the job

With the front of the Audi re­moved, ac­cess to the tim­ing belt is ex­cep­tional.

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