[V8] Slipped TB

Stafford, Kenneth A. stafford at WPI.EDU
Thu Jan 15 11:35:24 EST 2004


Very sad about your TB.  One question, what was the status of the old
belt--how many miles, how many years?  Curious to find out when it let go.  I
changed mine at an estimated 90k and it looked perfect.

91 V8Q, 200k
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Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 09:01:47 -0700
From: "Paul Caouette" <pacdev at lycos.com>
Subject: [V8] Slipped Timing Belt
To: v8 at audifans.com
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The big Audi was acting up. My daughter took it out and she called to tell me
that it had lost all its power. I went out to get it, dropped a can of BG44
(or some such name) and stated on the road home. On the drive back I let the
RPMs climb a bit hoping that it might clear be injectors. In short order the
car a) stumbled and coasted to a stop. Starter just spins the engine with no
compression. Took off the cam belt cover and found a frayed belt still on the
pulley but with almost all the teeth stripped.

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