Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your motor vehicle, and for some routine service works the bill can be quite high. It is consequently obvious to ask yourself when is the best time to perform these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. On this page we are going to explain to you when to change the timing belt on your Audi Rs4? For that, first of all, we are going to see why it is important to achieve this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Audi Rs4 , then, we are going to quickly demonstrate to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Audi Rs4.


Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Audi Rs4?

As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Audi Rs4 represents an enormous budget, so we understand that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to understand the importance of this repair, so we will quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Audi Rs4’s timing belt objective

The timing of a Audi Rs4 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 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.

What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?

The problem with the timing of a Audi Rs4 is that it is internal to the engine. And so, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually verify its condition. So you might believe that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Audi Rs4 breaks, you will most definitely have to change the engine of this one. In fact, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the consequences are. It is therefore crucial to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Audi Rs4?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Audi Rs4? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned 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 Rs4 will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, check out your Audi Rs4’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 change the timing belt of an Audi Rs4?

As the timing belt of a Audi Rs4 represents a high budget, one can rationally wonder if it is not possible to change it oneself. Sadly it is very hard to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this process, we will even so quickly explain the different steps to be performed to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Audi Rs4 on stands, and depending on your engine you may have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
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  • To get this done, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine elements remain in the right position, in any other case your engine will break. Remove the other elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
  • Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
  • Mount the new water pump.
  • Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
  • Mount the new distribution of your Audi Rs4 by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s data.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Verify that the engine unit is running properly.

Changing 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 Rs4 . Be aware that if you do it at the garage of the brand or at a motor vehicle center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite a lot, but in general we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Please be aware that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

If you want more tutorials on the Audi Rs4, go to our Audi Rs4 category.