[ba] Timing belt change on '00 S4

Matt twentyV matt_20v at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 3 16:47:18 EST 2007

I personally treat it as a 60K item.  $1200 is at the
high end but not way out of line.
--- Arun Rao <rao at pixar.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> 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!
> -Arun
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