Timing belt

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Sep 12 13:22:04 EDT 2005

At 11:16 AM -0400 9/12/05, Mark Trank wrote:
>I'm trying to confirm the interval for changing the timing belt on the
>200q20v.  Is it 60k or 90k?  I thought it was 60k but a local mechanic
>recently told me he thought it was 90k.  Is that for the 92 S4 and
>beyond?  Thanks, Mark

Most owners consider 60K as the most prudent interval (and Audi, I 
believe, specifies 60Kfor the '91), but many "stretch" it to around 
90K with no problem (except for the ones(*) who encounter a problem, 
which as you know is very co$tly).

The decision should also take into account the age of the belt, as 
the interval is actually stated as "60K miles or 6 years" (or 
something to that effect). If I drove 25K-30K miles/year, I would 
likely go for the somewhat longer t-belt interval.

(*) Including some who wait for things to break. ;-)


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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