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What to replace while changing the Audi TT timing belt on the 2.0T 16 valve engine.

Audi TT Timing Belt Replacement Diagram 2.0T
IMAGE DESCRIPTION Apart from the timing belt itself the Audi TT 2.0T 16 valve engine's timing belt system consists of 4 serviceable timing belt components. One is the water pump that is driven by the timing belt. Second is the two small fixed idler bearing, both being centeraly located on the timing belt system. Third is the timing belt tensioner which provides variable spring loaded tension to the timing belt. All of these components work in sync with each other to guide and tension the timing belt.

Before going through the significant work of taking your car apart for timing belt replacement, please consider the following:

Looking To Save Money... "Can I Just Replace the Timing Belt?" Simply changing the Audi TT timing belt isn't enough. Why? Around the timing belt service interval (90,000 - 110,000 miles), due to age the integrity of the tensioner(s), damper, water pump, and other seals and o-rings are at the end or very near the end of their service life. Some individuals make the mistake of only replacing the timing belt. Then, 10,000-20,000 miles later, their new timing belt fails due to tensioner, idler bearing, or water pump failure.

Tensioners

Why replace your Audi TT timing belt tensioners during timing belt service? Just as the timing belt has a designated service life and subsequent change interval, so do the tensioners and idler bearings. It's true that timing belts can get old, begin to crack, and eventually fail. However, it is just as common for the timing belt tensioners and/or idler bearings to fail, thus causing timing belt failure.

How can the tensioners cause a timing belt to fail? Most tensioner bearings contain a set amount of grease behind the seal. This grease provides ample lubrication and ensures tensioner reliability for the designated life span (90,000 - 110,000 miles). During engine operation, constant thermal temperature fluctuations eventually cause the bearing's grease to breakdown and loose it's lubricating properties. Over time, this results in unwanted bearing play and eventual seizure. If a timing belt tensioner has too much play or seizes, the timing belt can become misaligned, or begin to 'burn up' and shred, causing engine failure. Thermal temperatures also affect the timing belt causing the material composition of the belt to change and accelerates it's life span, often resulting in premature failure.

Water Pump

Why replace your Audi TT water pump during timing belt service? It makes sense from a labor standpoint since timing belt dis-assembly is required for water pump replacement. The water pump is driven by the timing belt and contains an internal sealed bearing that has a life span similar to the timing belt, tensioner, and idler bearings. The internal bearing and seals of a Audi water pump can weaken and is the primary reason why a water pump eventually fails.

Thermostat

Why replace your Audi TT thermostat during timing belt service? The engine temperature is controlled by the thermostat. The 2.0T engine's thermostat is located inside a thermostat assembly. Near the end of it's designated service life the thermostat spring temper changes. This causes the thermostat to open too much allowing the engine to run cooler, resulting in poor fuel optimization, decreased fuel economy, and less horsepower.

Audi TT Timing Belt Replacement Kits

BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA Audi TT Timing Belt Kits for 2.0T FSI Engine

Gen II BLAU® Audi TT Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 2.0T 16 valve engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, and fixed idler bearings contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. Audi) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.

  • Base INA Audi TT Timing Belt Kit 2.0T

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi TT Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • INA Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • INA Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval   Sticker

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    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. These kits include the same manufactured brand of timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s), the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.
  • Enhanced INA Audi TT Timing Belt Kit 2.0T

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi TT Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • INA Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • INA Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval   Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump
      w/ Gasket O-Ring
    • Thermostat Assembly w/ O-Ring
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Braket   Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step   Audi TT 2.0T Timing Belt   Instructions


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  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi TT Timing Belt Kit 2.0T

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi TT Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • INA Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • INA Audi TT Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval   Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump
      w/ Gasket O-Ring
    • Thermostat Assembly w/ O-Ring
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (2 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Braket   Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step   Audi TT 2.0T Timing Belt   Instructions

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