Our timing belt specialist removed this timing belt from a 2007 Audi A4 2.0 TDI recently!
The technician was carrying out a service on the car before the customer and his family were due to go on holiday down to the South coast. During the repair our technician had contacted the customer and advised that there was no reference to the timing belt being change in the service book and mentioned this was possibly overdue? After an explanation on what could happen if left without checking and the work required the customer gave the authorisation to further inspect and report back on the technician’s findings. After further communication to the customer, the car was fitted with a new Genuine water pump, timing belt kit with fresh VAG G13 coolant (antifreeze).
The customer was astounded to see the condition of the timing belt on collection of his vehicle and thanked the technician for his care and concern. He didn’t mind paying the additional cost for the repair when he saw the timing belt the technician had removed from his car.
As a “rule of thumb” a defective timing belt can cause in excess of FIVE times the cost of fitting a new timing belt kit.
Seeing is believing!