[V8] 200 TQ For Sale
ekellock at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 14:29:10 EDT 2004
V8 timing belts reliably let go as early as 80k miles. The timing
belt area is entirely closed to the outside world. The belt is over
twice the length of an I-5 belt (think Hoola Hoop) and is dynamically
tensioned by a small Bilstein shock absorber/strut. There is little
if any relevance to an I5 tbelt, except that both are made of rubber.
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:50:43 -0700, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
> With 5 years service records, Kneale should know how old the belt is. I'm
> much less familiar with the V8 than the S5s but IMO, few TBs in any modern
> valve train drive just break form old age. Most are broken from failure of
> or foreign materal jaming the valve system, with a new or old belt. I'd
> check the brakes first.
> > From: Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com>
> > Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 11:35:42 -0600
> > To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: [V8] 200 TQ For Sale
> > Agree with all except the timing belt. Loss of the timing belt is
> > catastrophic on the V8. I have a receipt for 4 grand when it happened
> > to my car prior to my ownership.
> > DCOWYKNA
> > On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:26:44 -0700, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
> >>> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> >>> They think it's 1994 or something? I just bought another V8 for $1700.
> >>> Runs great. Leaks a little in the rear engine seal. PS pump makes LOUD
> >>> noises. Has almost brand new Yokos. Records back to PO's acquisition five
> >>> years ago. Needs a timing belt soon.
> >> Kneale, add a can of engine seal restorer! You don't want to have to remove
> >> the flywheel and all that that entails do you?
> >> Clean the PS reservoir screen, the pump may just be cavitating because of a
> >> starved supply. No PS leaks?
> >> Check the TB tension, but don't worry about the belt until you loose a WP.
> >> DF what AB! But do go through the brake hydraulics. Just my list.
> >> Bernie
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