[ba] Timing belt change on '00 S4

Arun Rao rao at pixar.com
Wed Jan 3 14:21:15 EST 2007


A colleague of mine wants to know if he needs to change the timing  
belt on his '00 (2.7t) S4 at ~50K.  Apparently his mechanic says he  
should, and wants $1,200 for it.

I know that the factory-recommended interval is 104,000 miles, and I  
haven't had mine done yet (at 86K) for that reason.  However, there  
appears to be *some* lore on the web about early failures, although I  
haven't actually read a first-hand account.

Any wisdom?  TIA!


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