[200q20v] dubious distinction?

Ian Gall bh10422 at binghamton.edu
Fri Feb 1 16:08:42 EST 2002

well... I think I may have got you beaten. My car was one of the earlier
build 20v's as well starting out on the west coast. I purchased the car end
of October '01, and finally changed the timing belt 200 miles later at 71k
miles on 1/10/2. when the timing belt came off however, it was still in
fairly good condition.

Binghamton NY
200q20v 73k
89 200q (FS)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 4:58 PM
Subject: [200q20v] dubious distinction?

> Last  November, I parked our new  red '91 200 in our  garage and made
> an appointment with a distant (170 miles) shop for t-belt service.
> But a lister ("Wolff") urged me to consider getting the  t-belt
> replaced before ever again starting up the engine. You see--although
> it had a mere 57 Kmiles on the odo--it was still running with the
> original t-belt!!! After taking a peek under the cover, I spotted
> numerous cracks in the belt and decided that instead of driving (or
> flat-bedding) to a repair shop, I would do the t-belt service myself.
> No problems encountered; the t-belt indeed had many, many cracks as
> well as having lost quite a bit of flexibility, as might be expected
> from an 11 yr-old piece of rubber.
> Wolff ventured a guess that my car might qualify for a dubious
> distinction--something like "Oldest Living '91 200q T-belt". The car
> has a fairly early build date, and the PO took delivery in Sept.
> 1990. The belt was replaced by me in December 2001, having been in
> service for 11 yrs and 2 months. Anyone know of a "worse case" for a
> '91 200q?
> Phil
> (still counting my blessings)
> --
> Phil Rose Rochester, NY
> '91 200q (130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
> '91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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