The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.
Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Audi TT Quattro
Average mileage: 82,000 (66,000–92,000)
Engine affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo
10 people reported this problem
2001 Audi TT Quattro - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 92,000 mi, Visitor
Well, my timing belt failed and it costed me an INSANE amount of money because not only did I need a new timing belt, all of my valves bent. Now I am stuck with the decision of paying for a valve job or putting a whole new engine in it. Take my advice, get the timing belt done ASAP when you get a TT!
2001 Audi TT Quattro - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 88,000 mi, Visitor
As a preventative step I replaced timing belt etc. To avoid future costly repairs!
2004 Audi TT Quattro - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 66,000 mi, Visitor
teeth on timing belt broke off ,all valves bent and pistons marked up!!!!