[V8] Timing Belt dilemma

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Tue Feb 14 10:15:49 EST 2006

----- Original Message -----
From: pdlord at talent.com.au
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:29 am
Subject: [V8] Timing Belt dilemma

> So how long in years would you risk leaving a timing belt change if 
> you were
> only about 30 percent into the mileage life of that belt? I've 
> heard 4 years is
> when it should be changed... what would you do at 6 to 7 years on 
> the same belt?
I think Audi advised that the timing belt for the V8 be changed at 60k miles or after at least 6 years. But, the belt itself is not the only item one has to worry about. There is a friction pad, belt tensioner and various pulleys that the belt rides over that some shops or individuals neglect to replace when doing the timing belt. Should check the records to see when those items were done also.

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