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RE: V-6 Timing Belt

I am unsure of the life span of the V6 timing belt but you don't  want
it to slip time on you! There is a special tool to set the 2 cams in
time while the belt is replaced. I don't see how the cam timing can be
set without this tool, although I have not actually used it only seen
it. The understanding I have is that the cam sprockets are tapered fit
without any woodruff keys or splines.
Jim Dupree
1984 4ksq
1984 4ks

>From: 	David Torrey[SMTP:RNE905@Maine.Maine.edu]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, December 03, 1997 1:31 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	V-6 Timing Belt
>Hi Guys -
>Stopped in to visit my local friendly Audi dealer to have my automatic
>transmission checked on my '93 100 CSQW.  Replaced ATF with Amsoil
>synthetic.  Went to check level with dipstick -- there isn't one.  There is
>a red cap over the fill tube but, no dipstick......this is rediculous!!
>Mechanic had left for the day.
>Service manager asked how many miles on the car?  I said 61K.  He asked if
>the timing belt had been changed.  I said no.  He said you must do this
>immediately before it breaks.  Is it really ready to fail?  He wants $350 -
>$450 to replace it.  I would like to do it myself but I do not have the
>Bentley manual.  Is this job a possibility for me to do with basic tools
>and knowledge.
>David Torrey
>Veazie, Me.
>1979 BMW 320I  94K miles
>1987 Saab 900S 157K miles
>1993 100CSQW 59K miles