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#1 mcnalu


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:26 AM

Anyone know the VW recommended mileage for changing the timing belt on a 2.0 (115bhp) Passat?

#2 Munki


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:14 PM

I thought they were usually about 80k on Passsats.
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#3 s4dreamer


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 11:01 AM

I think Munki's correct (although I don't have a Passat to verify).

However, if your car is out of warranty, you may want to change it earlier than the recommended interval, 'cos if it breaks it causes a lot of damage to the engine and the dealers most likely won't be interested in cotributing toward the few thousand it'll cost to get it rebuilt!
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#4 DaddyDub


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:11 PM

Get it checked @ 60k miles then checked every 20k miles from there, then it needs to be changed @ 120k miles.
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#5 Rustynuts


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:51 PM

I wonder how many people looked at this, saw 115bhp, and presumed it was a TDI pd 115?
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#6 mulkbear


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:43 PM

Get it checked @ 60k miles then checked every 20k miles

[/ QUOTE ] but vw do not give a interval but my dealer recommends we do them a 100k or 10 years (or when the water pump goes)

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#7 pud1804


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Posted 09 June 2005 - 11:40 PM

Hi by reading the book it seems to depend on your engine size & code some at 60,000 most at 80,000. I have just had mine done for its 60,000 service, tdi 130 cost £180 peace of mind as my last car was pushed over the mileage interval and it broke OUCH to the tune of £800. serves me rite for having a vectra. YOU CAN STOP LAUGHING NOW. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/suicide.gif

#8 Wobby


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Posted 10 June 2005 - 03:48 PM


I take it thats not a Passat 130PD then, the front has to come off to change it on the Passat and £180 would be very very cheap.

Mine was done at 60k and again at 120k.

Mulkbear..... You have written a number of stupid posts now for a VW tech (so you say!) You should be looking for another job if any of your managers read them.

Try having a bit of pride in your employer and the job you do, well paid and you talk this rubbish all the time.

Maybe its because the dealers are employing people like you that they as crap as they are. Dont blame them, blame yourself.

#9 quaney1


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Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:14 PM

ive got an 18 turbo petrol and am changing it at 70000 miles

#10 Harlequin


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 12:02 AM

I have a 2.0 SE and changed the belt at 80k although VW do not have a recommended interval, just that you check it every 20k. Mine really could have done with being changed at 60k though as it jumped a tooth.

#11 mcnalu


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Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for all the replies.

For the record, it's a 2.0 petrol. The inspection gave it the thumbs up at the 40k service, though I was surprised that the brake discs needed changing.

If I decide to keep the car and run it to high mileage I will change the belt earlier than recommended. However, I may sell it soon and let someone else take the decision.

#12 pud1804


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:11 PM

Sorry forgot to mention the £100 for the belt kit /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/suicide.gif

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