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Re: Well, It Finally Happened.....

frank@zk3.dec.com wrote:
>   >Anyway - turns out the water pump was beginning to go out, which affected
>   >the timing belt, yada yada, $650.00, yada, yada - now it's fine.  What a
>   >pisser - but I knew what I was getting into when I bought her.  Still, only
>   >53k!  What's that all about??
>   >
>   >I knew the timing belt was coming up for replacement, so it made the
>   >expense a little more palatable.
> Sounds bogus to me.  I don't know what Audi's t belt replacement interval
> is, but for most makes it's around 60K mile I believe.  That means it should
> last at least to, say, 80K, shouldn't it?

For the V6, at least, there isn't a specified replacement interval, but
the service manual says to "check the condition" of the belt every 30K
miles.  Normal practice is to replace the belt every 60K miles.  The
water pump was unfortunate, however, and 53K miles sounds a little early
for it to die.

That's not all; we're supposed to believe that Tony Danza sitcoms
threaten to bring Western Civilization crashing down amid anguished
cries of *Wer ist hier der Boss*?
	-- Suck

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