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Colorado_Baja

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« on: December 01, 2004, 05:18:59 PM »
Was it worth saveing the money?
Where can I get a timeing belt kit at?

The Golf is becomeing an old man and my timeing belt needs to be changed in the next 10K or so.

As always thanks for the input.

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 05:21:25 PM »
www.ecstuning.com has the kits pretty cheap.

I have not done the work myself...and will probably end up paying someone to do the 2.7T down the road.

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 05:30:19 PM »
Im intristed in doing it my self as its a pretty large investment at the mechanic... about 4 bills.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 06:54:21 PM »
I did my 1.8T myself. It wasn't too bad to do myself, kinda intimidating because of all the parts involved, but I managed to get it done over a weekend. I would rate it a three wrencher (out of four) in degree of difficulty.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004, 07:02:00 PM »
Mmm...I think I'd give it a 2.5 wrencher out of 4. It's basically taking stuff off and putting the new parts on or the old parts back on. Just time consuming. It took me about 8 hours.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004, 07:12:00 PM »
$400!  That's actually really good.  For teh B5, you can usually count on about $500-600.

The kit is about $300, so you can save a lot of money doing it yourself.  The Golf has a transversely mounted 1.8t, so it might be tougher (or hell, maybe easier) job.  

The first time, I would say it is a 3 out of 4 wrench job.  The next time I would say it is a 2 out of 4.  It's not difficult, just time consuming.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004, 08:19:53 PM »
I cant seem to find the kit on ECS tuneing to replace an MKIV timeing belt.

 It looks like it would be some what accessable although their is about 5 inches of space inbetween the timeing belt and my fender well.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2004, 08:25:05 PM »
You may have to pull the engine... 8O
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2004, 08:57:36 PM »
Cant be that bad...
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2004, 09:56:47 PM »
I am in the same boat.  I am at 58,000mi and looking into cost savings or time expended.  Of course I would love to do it for the knowledge, but to potentally take a full day to do it, I am not sure about that.  Plus I would need to find a place that I could work on it.  It really sucks living in a condo sometimes
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2004, 12:54:34 AM »
greg -  i need to do mine also, but i think i will just pay someone to do it. Any recomendations locally to get it done?

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2004, 01:44:41 AM »
Quote from: "Eric18T"
greg -  i need to do mine also, but i think i will just pay someone to do it. Any recomendations locally to get it done?


Holy crap, Eric!  Where have you been man?
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2004, 02:03:49 AM »
The place that I take my car when I have to, is called JJ Tracks in Monument, not so local for you.

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2005, 02:58:42 PM »
I did it kind of myself, but I don't think it counts because I had some (lots) of help from a cert. AUDI master mechanic. It wasn't that bad and it took us about 3 1/2 hours. We did it on a lift and with air tools, so that saved alot of time for sure.

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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2005, 03:05:05 PM »
We did Heath's last weekend...took about 7 hours with a break for lunch and a lot of time trying to figure out what to do with the engine mount...if you need a hand, let me know.

Also, you can check out Diesel Geek for the kit.  Here is the ECS Timing Belt Kit, about midway down the page.

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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2005, 03:45:01 PM »
i had the dieselgeek timing belt... it wasnt that hard as i imagined but you would probably need someone with Ian's experience to make sure you dont end up with an engine paperweight..

the second time around will be better for me...

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2005, 06:21:22 PM »
I totally forgot that I started this thread :o

I ended up paying a shop to do it. It got to the point where it really needed to be done and it was cold outside (I have no enclosed garage) so ya..

Huevon- wernt we talking timeing belts on the tex the other day? weird..

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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2005, 07:17:54 PM »
I got my TB kit (including water pump) from ecstuning.com for about $290.

Avalonmotorsports.com is installing it all for me next Saturday. Randy hooked me up with a great quote...and they come highly recommended. I'm psyched!!

Look at the post titled "timing belt time?" for lots of other good info and feedback.   :wink:
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