[BiturboS4] timing belt interval (from Audi)

Russell Romano Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com
Wed Oct 8 10:18:17 EDT 2003

Get a warranty that covers the car to 100k and follow the manufacturers rec=
ommendation and change it just before the warranty is up.  Between the cost=
 of changing the timing belt one extra time (at 50k), and all the other stu=
ff that goes wrong on Audis from 50k to 100k miles the warranty will certai=
nly pay for itself.... And if the timing belt goes prematurely the warranty=
 covers the damage.


-----Original Message-----
From: DAK [mailto:dak at rochester.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 1:22 AM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: [BiturboS4] timing belt interval (from Audi)

I've talked with Audi about the service interval (on my 2.7T A6). The
owner's manual states 104K miles. Audi first said 90K on the phone. When
I mentioned some people had earlier failures (54K in one case), the rep
said, then we recommend 60K... So, what to make of this?
A few questions to the list;
1=2E Can people send me details of actual failures at <100K miles?
2=2E Has anyone had the regular timingbelt/waterpump, etc. service done?
Where, How much $?
3=2E Has anyone priced out the parts for a DIY job? I've done the belts on
2 different 5cyl turbos... thinks look a little different on this
engine! :-)



PS. I'd like to add a Biturbo S4 as my commuter car once the A6 biturbo
6-speed is paid off...

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