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I thought the 10v 5 cylinders is the non-interference type engine.

Hey guys and girls,

I always thought the 10v 5 cylinders engine is the non-interference type
engine but last week my mechanic friend showed me an 87' 5000s turbo with
a broken timing belt with all it's valves destroyed! The car only has
79,000 miles on it. It's kind of funny since I remembered I called University
Audi a long time ago when I used to own an 85' 5000s about interval for
replacing timing belt, they told me there was no recommended interval but I 
changed mine at 72,000 miles. The guy I talked to also commented that it 
should last 100,000 miles. 

Talking about timing belt, I've seen quite a few Alfa Romeo 164 with broken
timing belt and destroyed head when I was in Honolulu a few years ago(My cousin 
& her husband used to own the franchise of Alfa and Lotus in Hawaii). The engine
is really beautiful to look at and also very nice to drive but a pain in the
butt to maintain, timing belt every 30,000 miles! The one with broken timing
belt usually had 4,000 to 6,000 miles above the recommended replacement 

Anthony Chan
92' 100 V6