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Re: Timing belts

Phil Payne, 
I agree with you on the "non-interference" comments.
My Supra Turbo, like our A4q 2.8 is supposedly a non-interference type 
engine (DOHC). However, some of our Supra list members experiences show 
otherwise (valves, piston damage). As you say a broken belt at 1200 rpm 
probably wouldn't do much of anything, at 6000+ rpm with everything 
stretching to the limit...well. Although my car only had 36k on it in 
1994, I replaced the timing belt anyway. Rubber/plastic deteriorate 
with age as well as useage!

Phil C.
96 A4q2.8 slushbox (its the wifes but I love it)
88 Supra Turbo 5spd w.mods (300+hp)