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Re: Audi Beaurocracy Help, Please......
> >In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Chukolives@aol.com
> >> proprietary parts. The car was simply a lemon. The original service manual
> >> indicated that the timing belt should be replaced at 90k miles.....
> Then Phil wrote:
> >I find that part hard to believe. The 60k maximum idea has been around for a
> >_long_ time over here in Europe.
> Then Bob Wheeldon wrote:
> I just re-checked the manuals provided with my '90 V8Q and NONE of them
> mention a word about preventive maintenance replacemant of the timing belt.
Strange. Mine has two _inserts for Audi maintenance_ with factory
notation _this applies only to Audi V8 vehicles and must be inserted
into the Audi Maintenance Booklet_ one insert is for 60k timing belt
change and one for changing engine coolant.
The Service Writer insisted I have the belt changed at 60K (I was
reluctant $$$). He said I was on borrowed time. I agree with Phil that
belt should be changed around 45K. Three hundred bucks or so to
avoid the possibility of a 3-5000 $ bill seems to be cheap insurance.
It would be a great Audi world if all service departments were as
conscientious and helpful as the one I use. And I know there are other
posters on this list who don't agree.
And now, hat in hand, I head south to have my sliding roof adjusted!
Whidbey Island, WA