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Audi A6 Quattro: 1996 a6 quantro bought with 80,000 now have

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1996 a6 quantro bought with 80,000 now have 98,000 how can I check if the timing belt has been replaced. local dealer has no records on this car?
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How many years have you owned the car?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


There is no real way to tell if it has been replaced without records and if you do not know, its a very good idea to have the belt and water pump changed very soon. If the belt fails, it does severe engine damage and is not worth the risk of taking a chance.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

is there no way to look at name or #on the belt to see if its a after market rather than the original part

If there were, Id tell you how to check.
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