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Audi TT 2000-2006 2001 TT with TB failure


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RichD

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2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jan 17, 2006 7:53 PM
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OK I have a 2001 TT with about 90K and a Timing Belt failure. Prior to this it was great. I''m expecting bent valves and ... the question is with 90k and a head of do I got the whole way pull and freshen or fix the top and run until.... What do you think. Money is at least a consideration or I'd own a new 6cylTT under warranty!
fast928

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jan 18, 2006 9:57 PM   in response to: RichD in response to: RichD
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No reason to rebuild....waste of money. At 90k miles you will probably still see the hone marks in the cylinders.
ESTERO TT

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jan 19, 2006 10:24 AM   in response to: fast928 in response to: fast928
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Another timing belt failure on the Audi TT!! How many Audi customers does it take with TB Failure before Audi USA admits they have a problem?? As a US consumer do we have any goverment agency that can help address this issue? At a minimum Audi should be required to send out a recall notice to all TT customers stating a high probablilty of TB failure after 75K miles. This would give the consumer the ability to know about the problem and potentially replace the TB "Before" they trash the engine. I'd rather pay $800 for TB replacement than a potential $9,000 for a new motor. That was the cost for a long block that Audi stuck us with.

Can anyone help stop this madness? All help is appreciated.
Stefke

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jan 19, 2006 10:44 AM   in response to: RichD in response to: RichD
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Hi, is there a difference in an USA car and a European car. After reading all these messages about timing belts an asked the Audi dealer when my Audi TT timing belt should be replaced. And guess what the answer was of the Dealer 180.000 Km. So is it safe to drive until that amount of K or.....

Please advice,
Stefan
pioneer4570

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jan 19, 2006 11:04 AM   in response to: Stefke in response to: Stefke
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I'm planning on changing my timing belt at 50K miles like many Porsches recommend....or even less. Not worth taking the chance.

Harvey
msauve

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 2:03 PM   in response to: Stefke in response to: Stefke
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Change at or before 60K miles. There have been many failures on TTs which have gone past that. The US "recommendation" is 105K miles.

I suspect that the failure mode is not the timing belt itself (although it dies in the process), but the pneumatic tensioner loses pressure, allowing the belt to slip, which cascades into valves hitting pistons and belts shredding.
P. A.

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 11:43 AM   in response to: RichD in response to: RichD
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I have a 2000 TT with 64K mi. and the timing belt blew. Fortunately, Audi North America paid to fix everything (new head, valves, guides, seats, belts, etc.) but the bottom was not addressed. The mechanic told me that the nicks in the piston were minor and easily buffed out and that although he didn't check the crank on my engine, he said the many 1.8's that he has fixed were perfect on the bottom, hardly ever showing wear, regardless of their age, at least up to 150K. He said the crank should be just like new according to his past experience with these engines. I am wondering if I will eventually have a unnecessary problem within the next few thousand miles because the crank wasn't addressed. I would like to get at least another 60K before selling this car.
mighty9

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 1:18 PM   in response to: P. A. in response to: P. A.
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After reading all the horror stories about belt failure, I changed the T-belt, and related parts in my wife's 2000 A4, at 70k. The belt I found turned out to be the updated version instituted some time as a running production change, probably in response to the complaints of belt failure. The belt & tensioner were in pristine condition- I briefly wondered why I went to all the trouble. Based on my observation, those components could have easily gone to 100k. You never know. My TT has 58k now, and I'll probably change that at 70k just to be safe.
alan93

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Aug 9, 2007 11:29 AM   in response to: P. A. in response to: P. A.
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P.A. Are you saying covered your failure after being out of warranty? Wonder why they would do that?
audi975

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Dec 29, 2007 10:40 AM   in response to: alan93 in response to: alan93
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In United Kingdom Audi now recommend 40K miles or four years whichever is the earlier on the pre 2006 TT's
alan93

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Re: 2001 TT with TB failure
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 10:56 AM   in response to: audi975 in response to: audi975
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OMG. It keeps getting shorter and shorter. Pretty soon it will be "replace your TB every 25k". These adhoc/cover-their-butt recommendations are getting a little ridiculous I think.

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