Is it necessary to replace the head gaskets if i change the timing belt? My mechanic is fixing my car, and he said it was necessary to change the head gaskets if he changed the timing belt! is that true,or is he just trying to break me off! to do all that, and replacing the water pump he is charging me 2,600 USD ...is it a reasonable deal? thansk!
Is it necessary to replace the head gaskets if i change the timing belt? on 2002 Audi A6 Quattro
by silvestremv7 in Castroville, CA on July 12, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor on September 12, 2010
A high price to do the timing belt/water pump is $1800. If you shop around you can get it done for about $1,100. You DO NOT need to do the headgaskets at the same time (assuming they're not leaking). In fact, this involves a lot more work, and is NOT preventative maintenance (like the timing belt is). Tell your mechanic to go pound salt.