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SweetVW

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« on: February 26, 2005, 02:46:15 PM »
Can I enlist the help of some knowledgeable person to assist me in installing this?  I hope to do this in March or April at the latest.  Thank you to any replies in advance.  :D

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005, 11:05:37 AM »
Anyone?
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2005, 01:39:16 PM »
Dave,

I'm looking into paying to get mine changed out. I'm still under the powertrain warranty so just trying to avoid the worst case scenario - timing belt breaks and having to explain how I changed it out myself. I can still help (no knowledge of timing belt change) if all you need is an extra pair of hands.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2005, 05:39:44 PM »
Quote from: "shummer"
Dave,

I'm looking into paying to get mine changed out. I'm still under the powertrain warranty so just trying to avoid the worst case scenario - timing belt breaks and having to explain how I changed it out myself. I can still help (no knowledge of timing belt change) if all you need is an extra pair of hands.


Thanks for the offer, I may take you up on it.  I do not have a problem trying it myself.  I am hoping that someone who has done it before could help in some time saving and shortcuts that could otherwise make for a long day.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2005, 06:47:57 PM »
Dave, I would love to help, but with a baby, it will be too hard for me to commit to something.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2005, 08:40:01 PM »
I WISH I could do mine by myself... the Audi V-6 requires 4 or 5 speciail (Audi only) tools and without them you rick ruining both heads. Luckily I have two Audi techs down here willing to hook me up, I just have to fork out the 200 bones to buy the parts!

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2005, 09:16:56 PM »
I thank you for the responces but I have decided that instead of doing this myself,  I am going to have the dealer do it.  I am going to return the parts and see about getting this done around April.

My change of mind has to do with my nervousness about getting it done right.  I guess Andrew's comments kept sitting with me and I agree, I want it done right.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2005, 01:33:16 PM »
Actually... if you want to save a bit of cash check with Wolfsburg Autowerks... let me find their phone number. They do GREAT work and they are also enthusiasts so that helps!

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2005, 01:34:29 PM »
Wolfsburg Autowerks 303-998-1859

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2005, 03:39:59 PM »
I might call Wolfsburg, since I have a V6.
I'm not planning on replacing mine until just before fall.
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