VW Passat 2003 TDI, timing belt replacement advice
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    Question VW Passat 2003 TDI, timing belt replacement advice

    Hi
    I have a Passat TDI 2003 reg. And the current mileage is 135k. Timing belt was replaced at 85k about 4 years ago. Now it is done 50k after that, do i consider replacing the timing belt now? The manual says 60K interval. but need advice from some experts here..
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    Yesvee

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    I think you could be okay to leave it for another 10k miles (16000km) but do not wait longer than 7 years on that 2nd timing belt - these rubber parts age regardless of milage.

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    Which engine do you have, the AVF, AWX or AVB?

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    I concur regarding the age thing. You definitely want to change it every 7 or 8 years (definitely less than 10), irrespective of mileage. The recommended service interval should really cite time and distance.

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    "Which engine do you have, the AVF, AWX or AVB? "

    Sorry! i don't know about that, please help me where do i find that info??

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    Quote Originally Posted by yesvee View Post
    Sorry! i don't know about that, please help me where do i find that info??
    Read post #8 specifically in the following thread: breakdown-euro-packages

    The same sticker is also found in the front of the user manual for the car, if you have it available.
    Last edited by hu vw; 04-29-2013 at 10:03 AM. Reason: Added last sentence

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