timing belt age as a sole replacement indicator
glenahan at vfemail.net
Tue Apr 22 04:42:14 PDT 2014
yea, i gave a piure answer to your question. 200 miles? Wow. Hard to say. Look carefully at the belt.
On Apr 21, 2014, at 11:24 PM, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:
> I agree, apart from the "easy" part. Although if doing it due to time, no need to worry about water pump.
> You only drove it a couple hundred miles in ten years???
> On 4/21/2014 10:52 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>> Tires and timing belts deteriorate with age. The I-5 engines have some of the easiest belts to replace. I also replace flexible brake lines when I replace timing belts.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Apr 21, 2014, at 8:14 PM, DeWitt Harrison <dewitt635 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Some time ago, in fact quite a long time ago, a veteran, very active
>>> q-lister by the name of Phil Payne expressed the idea that timing belts can
>>> become dangerously damaged by the simple passage of time, mileage
>>> notwithstanding. The belt on my venerable 5ktq is in that situation now
>>> with maybe one or two hundred miles of use but several years -- I hate to
>>> think how many: ten? -- on the clock.
>>> I would be very interested to learn what this group thinks about (the
>>> late?) Mr. Payne's opinion on this matter.
>>> DeWitt Harrison
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