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    Posted: 10-Dec-2006 at 05:31
When should a timing belt replacement be done? 60k miles? If that's the case, I'm a bit overdue. (66500) Is there any reason to think that replacing the timing belt in the W8 will cost the same as say in a 1.8?
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  Quote w8cmp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Dec-2006 at 08:13
They are chains on the W8 (not belts), and require the engine out to replace them.

I've heard that 100-120k miles is recommended, but have no official confirmation of this. As I'm at 100,000 miles now, it's a bit concerning...
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  Quote W8inDE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Dec-2006 at 10:27
There is a mercedes benz, not sure which model, that has 2 timing chains on the back of the engine. Same scenerio where the engine needs to be removed to access them. I read an article on this engine and the recommendation was to change it at 125k-150k miles.

I spoke with an Audi dealer, and several indy mechanics regarding the longevity of the timing chain. They all felt 125k-150k was a good interval.

But who really know? I guess we'll just have to wait and see who's goes first and what mileage they were at.

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  Quote FirestarterGER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Dec-2006 at 14:48
A friend of mine who worked at VW Motorsports said that I should replace my timing chain at 150k.
Sound good to me, I have 118k to go.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Dec-2006 at 19:00
There are also a lot of Audi engine that also require the engine to be pulled to replace the timing chain so this is not new to VAG owners.
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  Quote coach_pilot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2006 at 11:44
AFAIK this chain is maintenance-free. All the recommendations are fine, but where is the reason to do so after 125-150K miles? I've never heard about broken chains after so little mileage.
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  Quote w8cmp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Dec-2006 at 13:37
I think my concern would be more about the plastic guides / tensioners which are sure to wear over time...
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Dec-2006 at 02:50
Originally posted by w8cmp

They are chains on the W8


Yup. You're right, my bad. I guess I don't have to worry about that for awhile...
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