Car won't start, it was turning over normally but just would not catch, after continuing to try to start it turns over very fast when cranking. Come to find out didn't have any oil so I put some in the car, still won't start. Someone looked at it and told me that the belt was broke. Should I take my chances and replace the belt or does it sound like my engines gone.
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro
Question: "Help" lol No start
Answer #1Superbob February 07, 2011, 10:59Master
You have an interference engine, that means that the valves will collide with the pistons when the cams get out of time. So if the belt broke, chances are you have bent valves. If the belt broke while the engine was running the damage would be much worse than if it broke trying to start it. You need to find an Audi specialist, and you need to know that timing belts are regular maintainance items and must be replaced at the recommended intervals if not sooner to avoid problems like you have, if the belt is really broken. When you said 'turns over very fast' the first thing into my mind was 'timing belt.'
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Answer #2Stan's Garage (89 Answers) , Dearborn Heights, MI - (313) 334-4425Stans Garage February 08, 2011, 05:34Technician
May have bent valve but wont know that until cylinder leak down test is done. We can handle this for you just give us a call.