[A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T

sdewitt at stx.rr.com sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Thu Jul 20 15:38:37 EDT 2006

there is something wrong here. Timing belts should be replaced regardless of condition as specified intervals. they can look great one day and break the next.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at Alum.Dartmouth.ORG (Stephen C. Gibson 86) 
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2006 2:00 pm 
Subject: Re: [A4] Lots of miles on a B6 1.8T 
To: d_dibiase at yahoo.com (Dan DiBiase), Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at Alum.Dartmouth.ORG (Stephen C. Gibson 86) 
Cc: a4 at audifans.com 

> I think I'm getting scared off. I have just learned from the 
> seller that the car still has its original timing belt. She 
> writes: "According to Audi spec's at each major service from 
> 90-115,000 the timing belt must be checked, and if shows 
> wear and tear replaced. Frank (my mechanic) said that when 
> he did the 115,000 the timing belt was in great condition, 
> so he did not change it." 
> Yikes. And to think I thought it would be fun to take a road 
> trip home from SF to Seattle in a new (to me) car. Images of 
> being stuck in Redding with bent valves.... 
> ---Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com> wrote --- 
> > Stephen C. Gibson 86" 
> <Stephen.C.Gibson.86 at Alum.Dartmouth.ORG> wrote: 
> I am considering buying an '02 A4 avant that has 115k miles. 
> Does anyone have advice for things to look out for on cars 
> with this many miles? I asked the seller to confirm that the 
> timing belt has been replaced. She says there is a power 
> steering leak that requires fluid to be added every 3 months 
> or so. Any thoughts about clutch longevity? I know it varies 
> by driver and conditions. Anything else? 
> Wow, lotta miles, getting a good deal, I hope.... I would 
> look closely at any slduge repairs that may have been done 
> in the past, hopefully they have a record of the maintenance 
> work. Oh and check on the price of the PS leak repair. 
> Dan D 
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6 
> Central NJ USA 
> --- End of quote --- 
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