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Re: 95 A6 Timing Belt and knocking?
I had to do the timing belt on my 93 90cs
quattro(sold). I had it done at 72,000mi. My mechanic
whom I trust enough that I drive from mass to vermont
to get the work done was very skeptical and told me to
always keep an eye on it,even though AoA has it at
90,000, he said that he has seen them go as early as
60,000 so he recommends that it get done every 60,000.
I would recommend getting it done, especially if you
can hear noise!! If you don't and the belt goes you
will basically look at an engine re-build for about 3
grand!!!, or you can get the belt replaced for about
700(depending on who does it). Supposedly it is all
labor, and while their in there it is suggested to do
the water pump and tensioners as well.
83 UR Quattro
96 A4 Quattro
--- Sean Ford <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> --- "Clough, Samuel" <SClough@irps.atl.invesco.com>
> > The dealer said it didn't need to be changed until
> Other than telling you that, yes, the list consensus
> is that the V6
> timing belt should be changed at 60k, I would get
> everything in
> If the dealer and AoA tell you that 90k is fine for
> the timing belt,
> AND the dealer inspects it (impossible with the damn
> thing on) and
> gives it a clean bill of health, then see about
> making it their
> responsibility. Ask them if they will pay for the
> repairs if the belt
> breaks before 90k miles. I'm sure they'll stipulate
> some ridiculous
> maintenance schedule to check it on your dime, or
> just outright say no.
> I will add that it's an expensive job and one not
> ventured into
> lightly. If you're the one that's going to have to
> foot the bill when
> the belt breaks, fix it now. If the dealership will
> pay for the
> repairs, let it go.
> Sean Ford
> '92 Audi 100CS 5-spd non-q
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