My grandson had a early 90s Audi (don't recall the model or year).
His heater stopped working. I told him it was his thermostat and it
would cost alot to get it fixed, and since they are down there to
replace it they may as well replace the water pump and the timing
belt. He thought it cost too much, so he didn't have the extra
repairs done. Within two months, I had to go and rescue him on I290;
his timing belt broke and ate all the valves. He got it fixed but it
was never the same.
Today he has a chipped 00 S4, and a 95 A4 that he uses for work. Both
of them have had their belts changed. d;o) His dad drives my old
00A6 4.2 and HAS had the TB changed.
RS6 (which will have its TB changed under warranty next September)
LOL. She was (is). They are a very nice couple and very good
fishermen (fisherpersons?) While Peter and I were busy catching 12 to
14 pound silvers, she was busy landing 16 pounders.
US warranty on the RS6 is 4 years/50K miles and includes brake pads
(not rotors) and the timing belt at the last scheduled maintenance
will ruin the valves because they are out of time with the crankshaft. The
engine may be stuck with the valves resting on the pistons and not allowing the
starter to turn the engine over. If this is you problem (and this is just a
guess) keep it in neutral and flat bed it to a reputable mechanic.
Check on AudiWorld.com for your local Audi owners in the regional forums.
Your problem may be something much less critical like a transmission interlock
switch or ... but be careful.
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