[200q20v] dubious distinction?
nobeau at tcnow.com
Wed Feb 6 07:46:07 EST 2002
Phil Rose wrote:
> 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!!!
OK, I am now very confused. I currently have 201,534 miles on
my 2c 20v tq Avant. At 199,998 miles I took it into the "local"
Audi dealer because...well it was winter..blah blah blah. I asked
the mechanic about the t-belt. He said, "the t-belt on these cars
should be replacd every 90k miles" and told me I was "OK" because
the belt was done 60k miles ago.
My questions are:
1. What is the regular scheduled replacement for the t-belt?
2. Is the 20v engine an interference engine (i.e. will my valves
and pistons crash together if my t-belt does break?)
3. And is the t-belt a job that can be done at home, or does it
require a certain skill level?
Thanks again as always for putting up with inane questions. ;-)
'91 2c 20v tqa
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