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Old June 29th, 2012, 12:08   #1
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Default Timing Belt or Chain?

This is probably BASIC TDI knowledge but a colleague of mine and myself were pondering this point earlier today...so do any of you know if the 2012 Passat TDI is equipped w/ a timing BELT or CHAIN?
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Old June 29th, 2012, 12:12   #2
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Good news! Still a belt!

Look in your owner's manual, it will be in the PM schedule. 130k miles on that engine, IIRC.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 12:30   #3
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Why's it such a "good" thing that it's a belt?
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Why's it such a "good" thing that it's a belt?
Discussed ad nauseum for every generation of tdi's on this board. Please search and you can spend hours reading the debate.
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Yep!
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Old June 29th, 2012, 13:14   #6
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Old June 29th, 2012, 13:20   #7
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I could but my time is too valuable for such nonsense.
Then don't ask your non-sensical questions here...

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Then don't aks your non-sensical questions here...
^^^Amen!^^^

Gee...that's the first time I've heard anyone refer to searching as "nonsense"...expecially when he pretended to be curious....

Maybe that's why we have so many completely useless and/or redundant threads started, since so few of the newer members show the courtesy of searching first? They're so self-important that searching is a waste of their valuable time.
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A search term of "timing belt chain" finds (among others) the following threads of interest.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...ing+belt+chain

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...ing+belt+chain

It is better to have an item with a known replacement interval than it is to have one which, although it might INITIALLY last longer than the replacement interval of the other choice, is FAR more expensive to fix WHEN it eventually does give trouble.

... as long as the owner reads and follows the maintenance schedule, of course.
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Maybe that's why we have so many completely useless and/or redundant threads started, since so few of the newer members show the courtesy of searching first? They're so self-important that searching is a waste of their valuable time.

As a veteran of many other sites, not this one however, I have found that it is great to lead by example and note that in a reply AND provide links to several of the previous discussions. This in turn makes it easier and easier for google et al to index the conversations and put them into search results. Not only that it makes it especially easier for vBulletin software, which has pretty horrible search skills pick up on those discussions when searched. All this has the effect over time of lowering the exact problem you are referencing because a new person is much more likely to find the answer to what they are looking for if and when they search.

All this however does nothing for the lazy poster. But it does help.
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... as long as the owner reads and follows the maintenance schedule, of course.
Not sure if that is worth the OP's valuable time.
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Question asked; question answered... next question.
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This thread would be wasting Internet without a simple answer or link to other threads . Thank you go faster for the simple answer !
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The OP's time is too valuable to be wasting time posting such on TDI club when he could (here it comes) 4 letter acronym about what every owner should do with a new cars owners manual. Said OP has been given numerous opportunities to search and to RTFM, but he is of the Entitlement Era, and should probably best be ignored.

One can only throw a clueless one so many fish after teaching them how to fish to provide for themselves.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 17:10   #15
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I could but my time is too valuable for such nonsense.
And suddenly everyone else's time became much too valuable to waste answering your elementary questions.

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