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Re: Audi Trip Computer, and V8 running rich

On Fri, 16 Sep 1994, Murari Srinivasan wrote:

> Yeah ! I'm sorry, but $1K for a timing belt job+ water pump is 
> way too high. I replaced the water pump recently on my 5000S
> (new pump = $60) and since the timing belt needed to come off,
> got the belt changed as well (new belt = $30 or so), and paid
> about $330 all inclusive.

whoa there!  you have to realise that the V8 water pump and
timing belt bear no resemblence to the 5 banger..  the V8 timing
belt costs over $100 and it is much fatter.. this belt drives
the cooling fan and a couple of other engine accessories too.

it takes almost 5 hours labor to replace the timing belt, which i
think is also more than that of a 5000/100.  this is from the
official "book" and is not something that somebody dreamt up.