LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
Mark J. Besso
quattro at audisport.com
Thu Jun 30 20:37:19 EDT 2005
Aye, that'd be the one!
I don't think it mattered if it was turbocharged or not. ("7A" or "3B") I
think they both smashed valves if the belt broke.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Hall"
Subject: Re: LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
Which one had 2 cams, the 20v?
On 6/30/05, Mark J. Besso wrote:
> You'd be thinking of the 5-cylinder with two cams on top. They make a
> really expensive mess it the timing belt breaks.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Hall"
> Subject: Re: LAC! VW gti 20th aniv.
> I could have sworn the 5 cylinder was an interference... Which Audi am
> I thinking of then?
> On 6/30/05, Huw Powell wrote:
> > > They could also powder coat everything under the car so it never
> > > rusts, but no one's gonna do that because then the car would be
> > > priced even more.
> > They could even galvanise the body panels to prevent/slow rusting...
> > whoa...
> > >>>> ~120k Alternator needs new.
> > >>> Sounds about right.
> > I've never seen a "bad" alternator on any of my Audis... replaced a
> > handful of regulators or just brushes, though. So my '82 cgt has a 23
> > year old, 310,000 miles "alternator" in it, and the '89 90Q a 16 y.o.
> > 190,000 one. Young brushes, though.
> > >>> Hope she's had the timing belt changed every 60,000 miles!
> > >> Don't even get me started on that. I don't find these
> > >> maintenance/failure intervals acceptable at all. Don't let me stop
> > >> *you* though.
> > > Yeah sure... why change something as important as the timing belt?
> > > Especially on say, my 85 CGT where if it snaps, the pistons will
> > > pound the valves in to oblivion and I'll have to spend a couple grand
> > > instead of the $50 it would have cost to install a new belt.
> > > Granted, I don't think the Golf you were talking about has an
> > > "interference engine" but again...
> > Um, unless you swapped the engine, your Coupe isn't an interference
> > motor either.
> > I've just been realizing that my '82 coupe's "new" timing belt has been
> > in there for six years... it's only gone 40,000 miles, but I guess it's
> > time to replace it again!
> > --
> > Huw Powell
> Chris Hall
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