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When to replace the timing belt on a 2002 audi a4 1.8T

At 80k service, dealer said that timing belt should be replaced fairly soon. 1) is this true 2) expected cost and 3) should I find some other shop with better rates that still has experience with audis?

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Audi 4 cylinder engines must have timing belt replaced as soon as 75,00 miles but no later than 105,000 miles. When doing job properly the mechanics should be replacing belt, tensioners, rollers, waterpump, thermostat and gasket. Average price would be around $900-$1200 US dollars.

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From my experience all Audi timing belts are reccommended to be replaced after a maximum of 5years regardless of mileage. But many will cover the mileage limit first: 4 cylinder diesels 60,000. 6 cylinder diesels 80,000. 4 cylinder petrols can range from 80,000 - 115,000. 6 cylinder petrol 80,000. 8 cylinder petrols are chain driven and have no replacement interval.
These may sound high, but I regularly replaced belts at these mileages. Id reccommend replacing tensioners, rollers and dampers where applied. In my memory I have not come across a failed timing belt (other than ones caused by another failure) at these intervals.
Labour rates will vary greatly, especially here in England. Most A4s will be 2.5 - 3.0 hours of work, 3.0 petrols, when done correctly, may require more hours of labour charge.
Shop around, go by reccommendations.

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Hi!
Fairly soon? youv'e gone well past it is normally 40,000 or 2 years I presume you are talking miles?
I don't blame you looking for alternative repairers and not knowing where you are situated can't recommend any.
However when searching make many enquiries and try to see the workshop, don't pay up front and ask for a warranted repair.
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