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Re: Help! Dealer woes . . .

> I thought Audi's were non-interference -- valves and pistons can't collide,
> even with a broken timing belt.  Anyone know for sure?

My mechanic buddy tells me that Audi/VW gasoline engines are
non-interference (he and his compatriots use the term "freewheeling").  He
says he has replaced many broken Audi/VW cam belts and sent the customer
on his merry way.

He notes that the Audi/VW diesel engines have serious interference and that a
broken belt on such a diesel engine will cause major damage.  He owned a
diesel VW pickup himself, and made sure the belt was good.

disclaimer:  I don't work for Audi/VW.  Don't sue me if your engine goes bang.