Timing belt ?
audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Aug 17 15:49:52 EDT 2006
> When a timing belt goes, is it an abrupt no go or can it be gradual ?
Typically, the engine dies instantly - if the belt breaks, or a bunch of
teeth tear off.
It *could* theoretically hop a tooth or two on a pulley, leading to a
non working engine (just a couple of teeth is enough difference between
cam and crank to screw things up).
> I was an eighth of a mile from home(all downhill fortunately) this
> morning when I experienced a substantial but gradual loss of power.
> Gauges were fine and the best description I can give is it felt like
> the front end had locked up.
Even when coasting?
Your cat might be breaking up and clogging the exhaust stream.
> After parking it and checking fluids and
> tires, there was that unmistakable smell of burnt rubber.
Could you localize the source at all?
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