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how often should you change the timing belt on a S4? about how many miles? thanks.
 

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..no timming belt..timming chain..and that at 200000 miles..
 

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yes that's what i meant - sorry.
 

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Chains last a long time, unlike belts that do have to be replaced regularly. (Belts are affected by age, not just by mileage.) Also, a chain is a lot noisier than a belt, so there are some trade-offs. Personally, I am very happy about the chain. Break a belt and you're looking at a serious repair...

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Break a belt and you're looking at a serious repair...
Like our Chrylser Sebring convertible? The water pump siezed which took out the timing belt! Valves & pistons collided - broke at least two valves (4 valves/cylinder) on the rear bank. Quit dissassembly then and replaced the engine...
 

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My chain in my -67 Duetto has lasted for 40 years now. That's quality.
Willie, First rule of Alfa mechanics, never brag about how long a part has lasted, now It's sure to fail tommorow. :D
 

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Like our Chrylser Sebring convertible? The water pump siezed which took out the timing belt! Valves & pistons collided - broke at least two valves (4 valves/cylinder) on the rear bank. Quit dissassembly then and replaced the engine...
And my FIAT 124 Spider,... which my cousin had been driving at that time since I didn't use it much... Now it has a new head, engine was pulled out and has been ready to go back in longer than I want to disclose, but I decided that we are going to re-do the car... It really isn't another "project", since we were already "in there"... :rolleyes:

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