[V8] Re: input is appreciated

Korn, Bob Bob.Korn at Fike.com
Fri Jun 18 08:44:14 EDT 2004

I agree with Kent.  You can get all the parts and rent the tools for $500 -
$600.  If you have basic mechanical skills and the manual the job is easy,
takes a little time the first time.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent McLean [mailto:kentmclean at mindspring.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 7:38 AM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: [V8] Re: input is appreciated

"FredParkerJr" <FredParkerJr at cox.net> wrote:
 > But anyway, here is my dilemma:  I am at 145,000 miles and  > due for a
timing belt.  The car has the original transmission.
 > I have gotten an estimate from a local independent shop to do  > the
timing belt for about $2100.

$2100 will buy a lot of parts and special tools.  Since you have a 2nd car,
buy the special tools and take your time replacing the t-belt and relevant
parts.  The procedure is well defined.

As for the transmission, the big cause of failure seems to be a leaking rear
seal letting fluids mix. Replacing the transmission fluid on a yearly basis
would minimize the risk and extend its life.

'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" and V8 wannabe
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