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Re: Is 2.8L V6 a valve cruncher if timing belt breaks?

Hairy green toads from Mars made Steve Valin say:

> BOEING377 <BOEING377@aol.com> asks:
> > Is the Audi 2.8L V6 engine (92 100S) a valve cruncher if  the timing belt
> > breaks?  I've seen it reportedin different publications as both a non
> > interference and an interference engine design. It can't be both,  which is
> > correct?
> The 2.8L 12V V6 is an interference engine.  I'm sure the 30V would be as
> well.

It probably is, but the 30-valve uses a timing chain (actually
a double chain, from the picture), so it's not likely to break.

The chain is *not* a service-interval item.


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