i silpped thed timing belt on my 1998 audi a8 quattro. is it a for sure thing that i will now have bent valves

Asked by Oct 02, 2016 at 04:59 AM about the 1998 Audi A8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You could bend the valves and will need to replace the heads or rebuild them

im asking if that is for sure. i have not replaced the timing belt yet but i want to know if i am going to have to FOR SURE replace the valves also.


Oh, no you wont if you change the belt, sorry I thought you said the valves were bent...

i havent had the valves checked yet i was just told that the a8 has an interference motor and that if i slip the timing that i will have for sure bent the valves. so im asking true or not?


I never heard that, the only way to check is install a new belt and or check the head...

thank you

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