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Re: Recent motor melt down
> Phil Payne decided to speak these words:
> >I'm frankly surprised at a V8 belt going bang at 57k. I wonder if the
> >change was ever done. Does anyone know if the original factory-fitted
> >belt has
> >any special marks?
> Speaking of timing belts. My friend is insisting to me that all
> manufacturers, namely benz and porsche recommend that you replace the
> timing belts every 30k miles..I insist that i know that the recommended
> change interval is 60k...who is right? i think i amsince everything on
> this list has always been 60k and in every ad and book that i have read
> it is the same....
Depends on the engine and belt. All 16 valve VWs, 30K or else....and I have
seen the or else at 40K (luckily not my car).
Rule of thumb I believe is 60K for non interference 2 valves a cylinder
engine. for 4+ valves a cylinder, that creates more work for the belt
I guess and thus a shorter life. Find out if you engine is interference
or not and then worry about when you change the belt.
> what do you think
> Michael Sheridan Williams
> My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
> 175,000+ miles, and going like a new car