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VinceDprincE
08-18-2010, 07:53 PM
joy.

did the search, read through the DIY threads and ready to purchase a kit.

now, before i go shopping, just wanted to find out where you guys buy your kits. i saw mjm and ecs links on the threads i read. now, where do you guys prefer?

NeedingAnAudi
08-18-2010, 07:55 PM
I went with ECS tuning since I have never had a problem with them. Everything was fairly easy to put together, just make sure you don't over tighten the camshaft pulley bolt if you take it off. Ask me why [rolleyes]

VinceDprincE
08-18-2010, 07:58 PM
cool. i'm actually looking forward to the job. it's the socal weather that's not cooperating right now.

Euromike
08-18-2010, 07:58 PM
any auto parts will sell you a kit.

CarQuest carries victor reinz kits. One of the best you can buy.

VinceDprincE
08-18-2010, 08:32 PM
thanks. keep the suggestions coming guys. i'm going to window shop for a bit before buying one.

i also found this kit on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350324578722&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en#ht_2961wt_1010

at 20% off too

walky_talky20
08-18-2010, 10:08 PM
I would recommend buying a kit that includes the hydraulic belt tensioner. Or at least adding the tensioner to your order. I've seen plenty of those tensioners fail, so I always recommend replacing it.

Also, you want to do the water pump while you're in there. That's too much work to skip the pump. If the pump is the Audi original, the impeller is made of plastic and *will* fail eventually. You want to replace with an aftermarket pump that has a metal impeller. GRAF and HEPU are good examples.

Mike@PureMS
08-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Our kits have always been very popular as they're all OEM parts, so you're assured of the highest quality!

Dallas09
08-18-2010, 11:33 PM
blauparts

thewagen
08-19-2010, 04:07 AM
I went with ECS tuning since I have never had a problem with them. Everything was fairly easy to put together, just make sure you don't over tighten the camshaft pulley bolt if you take it off. Ask me why [rolleyes]

ok ill bite, why why why?

turbo_bootin
08-19-2010, 05:17 AM
blauparts

x2