- Feb 16, 2007
- A1 cabriolet tdi and 01 nb tdi and countless gassers!
Hello, I just acquired a new beetle in need of some tlc. I am going to be putting it back together but interested in some thoughts on what could have caused a timing belt failure after only 56,000 miles(car has 165k but belt was done at 109k). I doesn't look abused and PO gave me paperwork showing it was done when he said it was along with rollers and tensioner. Water pump was done just prior to new belt not sure why. All totaled was 1700 in parts just for belts and pieces and labor. Rollers still roll, tensioner still tensions. Belt was a flennor made in uk, other than the broken point and another spot nearly broken it looked good not cracked or fatigued. It is an auto and not a hot rod, seems all stock. I just don't want to go through all the work and find out i overlooked something and trash another head or something. Thanks in advance for any help!