Thank you all very much for your help and kind words. Cam belt failed and i thaught it would be a better option to change the head because i have been told if several valves are bent it would run into a lot of money and the head on offer was quite cheap. Just to mention I am pleased to say my A6 2.7T year 2000 at 273,000 miles[:O] is still going strong, has anyone got a higher milage one?
That's great miles! Mine is just wearing in at 160k. Was the belt overdue? I know what you mean about swaping heads. I trust you have a good mechanic rather than dealer prices. I'd check the scrap yards if I were you. Bet you were gutted when it blew!
2002 A6 owner here. Pics are in my posts in newbie area. Wow you guys sure do have high miles. Mine has just managed to reached a nice 63k. Apart from the odd electrical problem and the fuel return pipe breaking today all is fine. I do have some guage related questions to ask so im off to start another post and hopefully one you kind people would have come across simular symptoms.