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Old January 10th, 2020, 22:03   #1
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Default Chain vs Belt

2012 Passat SEL TDI automatic. Timing belt or chain? 132K on the clock. Not sure if itís a belt, was changed or not. Dealer did each and every service possible except one oil change.
Iím guessing this same dealer where it was purchased and serviced would have that information? Trying to stay on top of everything p.

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Old January 10th, 2020, 22:13   #2
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No such thing as a timing chain !!!
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Old January 11th, 2020, 07:29   #3
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It has a belt. The specified replacement interval is 130k miles. Idparts and Dieselgeek sell complete replacement kits.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 08:16   #4
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DANG IT.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 08:41   #5
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No such thing as a timing chain !!!
Well... There is such a thing as a timing chain, Just not on a TDI.

Sorry, had to do it.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 10:18   #6
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Well, the V10 tdi has timing chains. But that is somewhat of an anomaly, so we can overlook that one.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 11:48   #7
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Well, the V10 tdi has timing chains. But that is somewhat of an anomaly, so we can overlook that one.
You may want to look again.

It has the most complex and beautiful set of gears.

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Old January 11th, 2020, 14:26   #8
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Ah, that's right. I just remembered that some of the Touaregs have chains. I guess itís the 3L V6 tdi and not the V10. Which makes it far less anomalous. Quite a few of the V6's out there.
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Belt just before replacement at 53k from a leaking water pump
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Lucky for me, the local VW dealership replaced my timing belt at 125K. Yay. One less thing to worry about now!
In fact, the service manager knows this caróIím second owner, and he said the previous owners were fanatics about maintenance. They did every single maintenance on the car that VW required and as needed. WooHoo.
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Lucky for me, the local VW dealership replaced my timing belt at 125K. Yay. One less thing to worry about now!

The stealership replaced the timing belt... and you're NOT worried about it?!
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