1991 200 turbo Quattro 20V with rotor/engine issues

Djdawson2 at aol.com Djdawson2 at aol.com
Wed Jan 15 15:43:14 EST 2003

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This is such bull!!  He could inspect the belt in 15 minutes by removing the
upper t-belt cover and turning the engine over slowly by hand and checking
the timing marks...  It will either be "in time" or it won't... and damage
will be evident on the belt.  I have seen alot of timing belts, and never
have I seen one that lost teeth and slipped timing during normal running...
only at start-up.
  If there is concern about valve damage, a simple compression test could
validate or eliminate that issue... (bent valves=zip compression) and let's
give him an hour to do that... we're up to 1.25 hours.  After both of those
tests are passed (and I'd bet both tests would pass), we're on to a
distributor replacement... I did mine in 1/2 hour, so we'll give 1 hour to
the pros.  We're up to 2.25 hours and a $250 distributor.

Anyone???  Am I crazy?

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