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Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by gino85, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. gino85

    gino85 fuck your honda civic, i've a horse outside

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    i've recently bought an 1996 Audi A4 1.9tdi and im wondering does anyone have to double clutch when going from 5th gear down to 4th over 60mph?

    p.s. this is my first car so any other usful info on what the main problems are on them would be nice
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    All VWs have engines with such long valves that the pistons will impact the valves and break them if the timing belt snaps and the camshafts stop moving while the engine is still running. Make sure to get the timing belt changed every 60,000 miles whether you want to or not -- if you don't, you'll be buying a new engine instead.
     
  3. Priest Tango

    Priest Tango Custom User Tits

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    ot just getting some headwork done
     
  4. gino85

    gino85 fuck your honda civic, i've a horse outside

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    theres 160k miles on the engine, full service history up to 90k miles and i was told when i bought it that theres only 5k miles on the new timing belt
     
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    its called an interference engine, i think most engines these days are
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Domestic engines (i.e. NOT outsourced to Japanese manufacturers) usually aren't, and larger engines in general don't have this issue. However, the thread-starter does not have one of these "safe" engines.

    Anyway, the issue is not only with the timing belt, it's also with everything the timing belt touches. If it still has the original timing belt tensioner and waterpump, it doesn't matter how new the belt is because pre-2000 Volkswagen tensioners are badly designed and the waterpump bearings tend to sieze when they get old. If you can't confirm that these were replaced, GET THEM REPLACED NOW.
     
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  8. Bugatti

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    You should have to sync-mesh gearbox and all.
     

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