Should I have the timing belt replaced? on 1999 Audi A8

The dealer says the timing belt is weather cracked.

by in Sarasota, FL on April 17, 2009
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by on April 17, 2009
The timing belt is due by age. If it is the original timing belt, it is over 72 months old which is the time interval for the belt, before they crack. A timing belt has a rubber that cracks, much like tires. After about 72 months ( 6 years ) the rubber will crack or get 'age cracks'.
COMMENT by on June 03, 2010
Not sure about the states, but in europe Audi recommends that you change the timing belt every 120,000 kilometers.

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