Timing belt ?

Tom Love theloves at localaccess.com
Fri Jul 28 20:30:03 EDT 2006

My thoughts exactly plus if your alt. were to seize up you would get the 
same situation.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "DeWitt Harrison" <six-rs at comcast.net>
To: <kevkatsdadd at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Quattro List" <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: Timing belt ?

> On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 07:58:34 -0700 (PDT)
>        Jeff Hawes <kevkatsdadd at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>   When a timing belt goes, is it an abrupt no go or can it be gradual ?
>>   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. After parking it and checking fluids
>> and tires, there was that unmistakable smell of burnt rubber.
> I don't know the 20V that well but could an idler pulley (timing
> belt) or tensioner (serpentine belt) have seized? That ought to
> produce a lot of drag and burning rubber.
> DeWitt Harrison
> good 'ol 10V turbo
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