[Biturbos4] HELP! 2000 S4 Timing Belt Slipped

Adam Schwartz adam.schwartz at rcn.com
Sun Feb 1 14:17:30 EST 2004

So I need to ask - which dealer is this?  Please dont say Pass and Weiss....

If this is the real cost - cuz they think your turbo's are blown, I 
think it would be a better bet to maybe get a junkyard engine and 
have an independent put it in. I can recommend a few good shops in 
the area if you want. I am in Somerville....

Good luck. Sounds painful..


>I'm looking for some help, I have a 2000 S4 with just
>under 75K miles on it. I have religiously brought it
>back to the same dealer for all recommended services,
>make sure Mobil 1 was used, etc. I have never modified
>the car - it is 100% factory minus the snow tires I
>purchased because I live in Boston.
>Last weekend, I was backing out of my driveway and the
>car just stopped. I had it towed to my secondary
>dealer (my primary dealer couldn't look at it for 2-3
>weeks!!). The diagnosis is not good - the timing belt
>"slipped", causing 2 valves to bend, oil to get into
>the turbos, etc. The repair bill for this is what
>truly took my breath away - $16,000 to FIX the car. (2
>turbos, 2 heads, water pump, timing belt, plus labor)
>Now I'm no expert on this stuff, but the car has a
>trade-in value of ~$18K, so do I now have a totalled
>car with almost NO value? With only 75K miles, I am
>well below the recommended interval of 90K or 104K
>miles (I've seen both). My primary dealer actually
>wrote on my slip at 60K miles that I should do the
>timing belt at 70K, but when I brought it in for the
>70K service, my "service advior" told me I didn't need
>to do it at 70K & that I should wait until 80K.
>So, my question here is - what next? I've contacted
>Audi and asked for help, but I am wondering if I have
>any other recourse. Has anybody else out there been
>through this? For those of you that haven't - go have
>your timing belts changed!
>Any advice/stories would be greatly appreciated!
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