Buying a car is a big budget for many people, however, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your motor vehicle, and for some maintenance acts the bill can be quite high. It is consequently obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to perform these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to show you to you when to replace the timing belt on your Audi R8? For that, first of all, we are going to see why it is necessary to do this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Audi R8 , then, we are going to quickly explain to you how this replace is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Audi R8.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Audi R8?
As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Audi R8 represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the importance of this repair, so we will quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Audi R8’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Audi R8 has an essential purpose in the smooth running of your engine. In fact, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will allow the engine unit to work properly, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your vehicle travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed on time?
The issue with the timing of a Audi R8 is that it is internal to the engine unit. And therefore, unlike an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its state. So you might believe that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are big. If the timing of your Audi R8 breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. In fact, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the results are. It is therefore vital to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Audi R8?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Audi R8? It is required to know that each engine is different and as we explained above, we must not miss on the replacement of this part. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Audi R8 will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Audi R8’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve before you do the timing . Typically, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .
How to replace the timing belt of an Audi R8?
As the timing belt of a Audi R8 represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to replace it oneself. Unfortunately it is very tricky to access and only the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this operation, we will nevertheless quickly describe the different steps to be accomplished to change this timing belt:
- Place the Audi R8 on stands, and based on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit elements remain in the right position, in any other case your engine unit will break. Remove the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must remove all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Install the new distribution of your Audi R8 by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s info.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Verify that the engine is running properly.
Replacing the timing belt how much does it cost?
And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to change the timing belt of your Audi R8 . Take note that if you do it at the garage of the brand or at a motor vehicle center like Feu Vert the price can vary a lot, but in general we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , based on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Please be aware that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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