Which timing belt kit would recommend?

pebjr

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I'm in the market for a timing belt kit for 2015 MK 7 Golf TDI.
There are several kits available :
Dieselgeek kit - $429
ECS Tuning kit - $413.39 (Lifetime warranty replacement)
IDParts kit - $254.55 (non-switchable water pump)
FCP Euro kit - $555.82 (Lifetime warranty replacement)

Anyone have experience with these kit, positive or negative?

Also, what particular brand timing belt tools do you recommend?

Thanks, pebjr
 

pedroYUL

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I've used idparts kit times two. They are great, the fixed pump is one less thing to worry about.
 
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Mozambiquer

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I'm in the market for a timing belt kit for 2015 MK 7 Golf TDI.
There are several kits available :
Dieselgeek kit - $429
ECS Tuning kit - $413.39 (Lifetime warranty replacement)
IDParts kit - $254.55 (non-switchable water pump)
FCP Euro kit - $555.82 (Lifetime warranty replacement)

Anyone have experience with these kit, positive or negative?

Also, what particular brand timing belt tools do you recommend?

Thanks, pebjr
I've been getting mine from Cascade german most recently. They have the kit for $290 shipped.
 

Nuje

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I'd buy whatever idparts.com and/or CascadeGerman.com has available. Given the ~10yrs I expect to have between TB changes on my mk7, I can live without the "lifetime warranty" (plus, it's a PITA to have to ship back the old bits from Canada).
 

adjat84th

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'01 Jetta TDI/'15 Golf TDI
+1 for the standard (non-variable) water pump. You won't notice a difference in warmup times, and it's one less failure point.

For the tools, I have what you need depending on how close you are to the VA state line. You're welcome to borrow for free.
Otherwise, this crank holder works perfectly for the camshaft sprocket, also doubles as a crank holder should it ever be needed (front main seals are common failures on these motors).
The crank lock here
The camshaft lock here (this also can lock the fuel pump, but can use a suitable drill bit for that instead..fuel pump doesn't have to be dead-on after the new belt is tensioned)
 
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