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Recent V6 timing belt questions
> My brothers 93 100S just turned 60K miles and I was wonderingwhen it is time
> to replace the timing belt. I know that in the I5 engine 60K is the magic
> milage to think about replacment. Does the same hold true with the V6?
Say hello to the unfortunate Mr. Walker...
> list 2 weeks ago. It was running in "limp" mode and shows 64,000 miles on
> with the report that the internal timing belt is broken, as well, and there
> could be major internal problems. This is my first experience with an Audi,
It seems that in recent weeks there has been a 1-to-1 correspondence
on the list between people asking about V6 timing belt replacement issues
and people reporting broken belts, bent valves and seized water pumps...
I think we're going to need a FAQ:
Q: My V6 Audi is near/at/over 60k miles, what should I do?
A: Run, don't walk, (and if your over 60k, don't rev it up
too high!) to your mechanic and have the following replaced:
o timing belt
o timing belt tension rollers (2)
o water pump
o thermostat (optional, but worth it to avoid labor of
Total cost: $400-$600 depending on where you get parts
and who does the work. Compare and contrast with $2500-$4000
to rebuild your motor if the belt goes...
Of course, there are a slew of other maintainence items due
at 60k, but they won't wreck the motor if neglected...
1993 90CS 67k miles (with new belts, pumps, rollers, etc. etc.!)