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Re: Help! Dealer woes . . .

> > not damaged anything. If they had put the belt back on wrong, i.e.,
> > if the timing was off a couple of teeth, then the car wouldn't run the
> > same and you run the danger of having the pistons hit the valves.
> I thought Audi's were non-interference -- valves and pistons can't collide,
> even with a broken timing belt.  Anyone know for sure?
> walter

I have been told by my Audi dealer mechanic (a reliable guy) that
they have seen this happen. I think one or two people on this mailing
list have also reported bent valves due to belt breaking, I think
on quattro coupes though, but still the same 2.2 litre 5 cyl engine.
I was also under the impression that these engines were the non-interference
type until I heard of these cases.


Zafer Mehmood				   AT&T Bell Laboratories
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