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Re: Timing belt II

On Tue, 16 Jul 1996, John W. Seitz wrote:

> Hi-
> just woundering how long should a timing belt last??  I have a 86 4000cs-q with 147,800miles bought it with 
> 10k less a year ago no service records??  Runns damn good on the high end, idels rough?  If no one replaced 
> the belt yet would it of broke?  And if it does break with vales hit piston?  And is it ok to run the I-5 10v 
> at high speeds (normally only hit 4500/5000RPM, once in a while i let her go for the red!!! I used drive make 
> my 8vScricco hit the rev limiter just about every chance I got!!! Does the Audi have such a thing ??

Thats about the end of the useful life of that timing belt if its 
original. On that engine, though, its OK if it breaks, it will not 
interfere with the pistons, but you would be dead on the side of the road.

That engine does like the revs, and it does have a rev limiter. The rev 
limiter however, is like hitting  a brick wall when it kicks in! 
I would get your belt and pump changed soon though...


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