Hey all, As the title suggests, bad news! I dont have too much info as yet but thought i would run it past the knowledgable guys on here and see what i am in for! Last wednesday the S3 went in for its 60,000 mile service ready for a long drive to the lake district this weekend (from essex) Car was fine and running well (apart from my ESP and ABS light coming on and staying on half way through the drive, least of my worries i think!) Anyway... pulled out of a service station after a fill up and 200 meters up the road the car dies and all feels heavy and i just about manage to get the car to the side of the road. I had to joing to AA on the spot (£120) and a guy came out and diagnosed the timing belt has gone / broken / or not working! Even i know that doesnt sound good! Now stranded 300 miles from home i find out to tow it back to my normal dealer will cost £1100!! With that i had two choices the nearest local Audi dealer or a normal AA recommend garage. At the fear of £££$£$$ from Audi i chose 'Crooklands Mill Garage' in Cumbria. Managed to get a lift back with some mates so now i am back in essex and the car is 100's of miles away awaiting the car to be inspected by the garage. I was only doing about 30mph when it died and pulled / rolled off the road as soon as i could. Despite this the garage reckon there is a 99% chance of bent valves ect.... They said even at tick over the car is doing 800rpm. So.... whats the verdict, how bad is this going to hurt?? Spent £700 getting the car ready for a long trip and then this happens. Car details: X reg S3 - 64,000 miles with a full Audi service history but Audi specialist last week. Only had it 5 months!