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RE: Recent V6 timing belt questions
From: John Courtney [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 3:26 PM
To: Chris Newbold
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Sonar465@aol.com;
Subject: Re: Recent V6 timing belt questions
Does this FAQ specifically relate to the 1993 Audi 100CS (12v)?
Chris Newbold wrote:
> Sonar465@aol.com wrote:
> > 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
> > milage to think about replacment. Does the same hold true with
> Say hello to the unfortunate Mr. Walker...
> Johnson.Walker wrote:
> > list 2 weeks ago. It was running in "limp" mode and shows 64,000
> > 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
> on the list between people asking about V6 timing belt replacement
> and people reporting broken belts, bent valves and seized water
> 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
> o timing belt
> o timing belt tension rollers (2)
> o water pump
> o thermostat (optional, but worth it to avoid labor of
> replacing later)
> Total cost: $400-$600 depending on where you get parts
> and who does the work. Compare and contrast with
> to rebuild your motor if the belt goes...
> Of course, there are a slew of other maintainence items
> at 60k, but they won't wreck the motor if neglected...
> 1993 90CS 67k miles (with new belts, pumps, rollers, etc. etc.!)