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Re: Timing belt breakage

On Fri, 10 Nov 1995 AUDIDUDI@delphi.com wrote:

> 1.8L motors (with 10:1 compression) will usually stuff a valve into a piston
> if the timing belt breaks at much above idle ... I'm not sure about the 1.8L
> motor (8.5:1 compression) used in the '84 4k, though.

My '87 is 10:1 and lost a timing belt at about 80mph-4000rpm and nothing 
happened to it.  I don't think it's because I'm lucky, because I'm not.  
The maximum amount of money would go into the car for the given range of 
possibilities.  It sorta goes like this:

a=possible damage
b=dollars for repair (Audi God payment/sacrifice)

    2a+2b= Bob's luck

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD-----SOLO II D-Street Prepared