What happens when your timing belt breaks on your Audi A4

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This is what your VW / Audi 1.8L looks like after tear down when your water pump and timing belt are not replaced at the correct maintenance intervals. This poor soul bent most of the 20 intake valves and 8 exhaust valves and it all happened in a matter of minuets. When your service center asks if your timing belt was serviced, don’t guess and say yes if you are not sure because we can do an inspection to find out for certain. This beautiful car was religiously serviced by the dealer and the owner believed all the services were up to date. It was a painful repair process but now that its back to perfect running condition and it’s a really nice car again, ready for more German engineered driving fun.


Jim Nelson

Nelsons Automotive of Pewaukee

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One Response to What happens when your timing belt breaks on your Audi A4

  1. Audi Service says:

    Really useful information, thanks.

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