More on timing belts: 96 S6

Continuing on from teh timing belt thread, I was at my local Audi dealer and asked what was the timing belt replacement schedule for the S6 (C4 chassis).
He replied 130000 kms. My car is a 1996 with less than 78000kms (49000 miles), so I asked if there is a time period, of say a number of years, that should be considered instead. He replied 5-6.
So I know I'm due a replacement but just wondering what you all thought.
Tony Ottawa
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Tony Curran wrote:

Sadly, I must agree. My 1997 A4 had 53,000 miles on it when I changed the timing belt. After this many years, it becomes a time issue. While I haven't read here that a timing belt has broken before 60,000 miles, I didn't want to be the first.
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Yes indeed!!
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And you better hurry too..................
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I have an A6 Wagon 1996 with 42K miles. Are you telling me that I need a new timing belt???? and hurry???
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John Doe,
I'd say "YES".
Also have the serpentine belt, water pump, tensioner and one more item that doesn't come to mind. My local aftermarket Audi specialist charged me CDN$711 for the lot (about US$522).
The mechanic showed me the parts afterward. The T-belt looked OK. The serpentine belt looked like crap.
Good luck.
Tony Ottawa

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