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« on: August 26, 2004, 07:49:47 PM »
Well I am rapidly approaching 60K, very rapidly and I realized it;s about that time.

So the 2.7T is a bit bigger and a bit more of a pain in the ass as I understand to do for the timing belt change.

I know Champagne will do it for $800-$900.

I know Prestige will do it for $1500 - $1600 (ha!).

I know I can buy the kit and an APR snub mount for $300.

So what do you guys think? Should this be DIY like the 1.8Ts?  I know I have told some other 2.7T folks to do it and I know at least one did.

Here is what comes int eh ECS kit, I believe there is more to this than there was with the 1.8Ts:

http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi/?html=learnmore.html&productID=2576

It would be nice to save $600, then again, who knows.  I guess I'd need coolant too so that's another $10-20 and shipping on top of it all.  So in the end closer to saving $500.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004, 07:54:45 PM »
Umm...it doesn't come with anything more than the 1.8T kit did.

I say do it! It's not like you don't have willing help around.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004, 08:21:21 PM »
Well after consideration, I may need to have the shop do it.  I have an extended warranty to about 86K miles and part of their coverage requirements are that I have licensed mechanics do this type of work.  So if I save $500 and then it fails before 86K miles my warranty wont cover it.

So maybe for the first time in 3 years take on a small amount of debt...egads.

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004, 08:23:27 PM »
check the price at Werner's Mastertek.  they have done pretty reasonable work for me in the past.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004, 08:56:15 PM »
Thanks Andrew I'll keep them in mind!

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004, 09:07:02 PM »
I agree with you Jay, on the 2.7T, and with coverage, best to have someone do it.  You have also remove the bi-pipes in the front, and some have cracked those, and they run about $300 or something like that.  The folks at Stammler recomment the timing belt on the 2.7T after 80K, but I am covered by Audi Assured, so maybe that is why they recommend for me to wait...they will cover the entire thing.  Champaigne is a fair price, Stammler says it is about $1000 as well.  Consider replacing your lower intercooler hoses at the same time with silicone ones...since they are in there anyway.

Just a thought

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004, 11:19:50 PM »
Good thought Jon, what do you think about replacing the snub mount as well.  Was thinking of replacing with an APR?

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2004, 12:45:26 AM »
could not hurt..but what are the advantages?  I think that while you are in there, might as well get it all done.  cost more up front, but in the end, maybe it saves money?

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2004, 01:05:25 AM »
Well I know the snub mount wears out over time, so i figure it;s about $40 so why not.  Get a beefier one in there.

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2004, 01:34:51 AM »
agreed.  Too bad I do not have to do this now, we could make a weekend out of it in October, when I have my birthday weekend off...another weekend garage day, hehe

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2004, 02:01:44 PM »
Sounds like with the situation you are in, haveing Larry @ Champagne would be the best route to go.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2004, 03:22:43 PM »
Yeah, sucks to spend that money, but It needs to be done.  I ahve about a week or so until I hit 60K.

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2004, 02:28:26 PM »
Well it's all done:

~60K Service

T-belt (and everything that gets done with it)

Tranny flush and refill (was LOW!!!!!)

The mazing thing is no leak was found, yet the tranny was low?  Oh well.

Champagne did the work and they did a good job.  This is the best my car has performed since I bought it.  Of course that is attributed to the plugs and that stuff, not the tbelt ;).