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Timing belt (was thinking about buying a 91 200 Quattro Turbo)

In message <3442E668.51AB@apexxtech.com> Al Youngwerth writes:

> In particular he said that he didn't think the timing belt had ever been
> changed. He said that there were visible cracks and that it needed to be
> replaced ASAP. He said that he didn't think the 20 valve motor had a
> problem if the timing belt broke (enough valve clearance). Can anyone
> confirm this? If this is not the case, it makes me nervous just driving
> it home.

Be nervous.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club