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Old August 18th, 2010, 10:00   #38
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How about a FAQ concerning timing belt inpection and replacement?
I heard there is an 80k mile replacement requirement vs. the 100k in my manual, but I've not received anything from VW and I'm the original owner. I'll be at 80k this year.
You didn't have it done when you went through all the bother of the balance shaft? That is half the labor already. I had mine replaced at 57k. Yeah it was early but it is good to go about 140k. Oilhammer said the 100k interval was really doable as per timing belts he's seen. I would defer to a guru such as Oilhammer for a final word on this. What is most important if you tear it down for a TB, make sure you replace those timing belt path things such as the tensioner, waterpump and stretch bolts. Don't be foolish cheap.
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