I agree with the timing belt recommendation. I almost lost my engine at 52K due to this problem. Our 98/99 year models have a poorly designed timing belt tensioner, which is prone to failure prior to the 60K recommended replacement. Originally, these cars came with a 10yr./100K warranty. In this case you would not need to worry. However, you are the second or greater owner. Your warranty is only 50K, which you have surpassed. I would research as to whether your B5 had the timing belt/tensioner replaced. BTW, if you have the job done, have the water pump done at the same time (saves you on the labor rate).mbogosia said:You will need a timing belt soon.