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Hi all, well am planning on doing the timing belt soon -ish ! I have got the big bar to lock the pulleys in place. Now starting to shop for the belt . tensioner etc.

Any help from anyone who has done this before will be welcome.

Cheers.

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eBay best bet bud   

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Hello Mathew,

My suggestions will relate parts rather than procedures:- 

If you aren’t buying genuine VAG parts at discount, then I would suggest you buy Gates kits which will include belt, tensioner and water pump (if belt driven). 
As Kev says, eBay would be one source, but if I was in your situation, I would want to ensure that what you buy off eBay is not ‘old stock’ , since belts should be renewed every five years, and you could find belts may already be a couple or 3 years old before they are even fitted!

I have used Car Parts in Motion to good effect and at reasonable prices, so it might be worth checking there. I would also renew the serpentine belt and tensioner at the same time. 
Hope some of this helps.

Kind regards,

Gareth. 

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13 hours ago, Magnet said:

Hello Mathew,

My suggestions will relate parts rather than procedures:- 

If you aren’t buying genuine VAG at discount, then I would suggest you buy Gates kits which will include belt, tensioner and water pump (if belt driven). 
As Kev says, EBay would be one source, but if I was in your situation, I would want to ensure that what you buy off EBay is not ‘old stock’ , since belts should be renewed every five years, and you could find belts may already be a couple or 3 years old before they are even fitted!

I have used Car Parts in Motion to good effect and has reasonable prices, so might be worth checking there. I would also renew the serpentine belt and tensioner at the same time. 
Hope some of this helps.

Kind regards,

Gareth. 

Thanks for that Gareth. I will have a look . Cheers. 🙂

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