I just changed the timing belt for the first time on a 1985 Audi 5000S.
It was starting to look bad after 92K miles. Yes this vehicle is not driven
too much, but the belt still looked like it had only gone 92K miles and did not
look 18 years old. :-)
I would say check it to relieve your mind, but change it at the recommended
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way,
when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their
shoes. Frieda Norris
I don't know how wise it is, but I stick pretty closely to the book, and it
doesn't mention anything about time with the timing belt.
I'm going a reputable independent shop today to have a new t-belt, water
pump, rollers, and tensioner installed into my '99 A6Q. (shop is getting all
parts) I have 74.5K miles on them - my owners manual says every 75K miles -
close enough for me. You have to choose some sort of guidance, it may as
well be the book.
I have other toys to experiment with mechanically. My car is not a research
vehicle - I'm not testing the wear limit myself.
However, I don't think four years is something to worry about regarding your
This gets debated here bi-monthy at least. It never gets old though.
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