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I'm starting this now, as I've officially started to collect everything I need for the Timing belt, coolant pump, belt idler, etc, replacements. This will be a step by step so that anyone wanting to follow along the same path, or when it's done have some insights/tips behind the How to Replace VW Passat Timing Belt on 2.8L 30V" Blauparts Timing Belt Installation Guide. Note that I am NOT a mechanic and NOT the most experienced reference on this site by a long shot! That's why I'm making this thread for myself and others like me to get help along the way and to get it done the right way the first time. This will take a while as I am buying the parts piece by piece.

So to start, I've ordered the Timing Belt cam lock bar tool 3391, crankshaft locking pin tool 3242, and pin tool T400011 (all for $23 from eBay!)
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The other tools I'll need (most I have) are:
a 12 Pt 24mm (15/16th SAE) shallow socket, which is at Home Depot for under $5. (main crank)
a 17mm socket for accessory belt idler
a 10 mm socket for locking pin/pulley cover/coolant pump
a 10 mm Allen key wrench
an 8 mm Allen key wrench for hydraulic damper/idler pulley
a 6 mm Alen Key wrench
a 5 mm Alen Key wrench
a pulley pin wrench (special tool 3212) - which I plan on making
a flat 32mm wrench (special tool 3312) - which I plan on making
a 2.6-ton pulley puller
50% concentrated G12 coolant
a hose clamp wrench (I use a modified pair of vice grips)
Torque wrench - 5 to 50 lbs
Torque wrench - 50 - 200 lbs

Parts list:
Item Cost CADSub TotalsItemsVW Part No.
$105.00toothed belt078 109 119 J
$115.00relay roller078 109 244 H
$83.00belt tensioner078 109 243 S
$227.00belt tensioning damper078 109 479 E
$1.20bolt for damper: bolt, hex. hd. (combi.)N 102 056 04
$123.00Tensioning lever078 109 487 C
Timing belt total$654.20water pump parts
$1.70O-Ring 60X3,50N 901 368 02
$0.20bolt for thermostat cover: bolt, hex. hd. (combi.)N 908 244 04
$42.51Thermostat078 121 113 G
$49.51Coolant pump with seal078 121 006 X
$1.20bolt for pump: bolt, hex. hd. (combi.)N 090 261 9
Water pump total$95.12
Subtotal$749.32
Tax. 15%$112.40
Total$861.72

I will take any advice on tools or parts! Once I get everything, I'll update this thread. It may be a month! I hope it helps someone.

Stay tuned.
 

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Nice spreadsheet, really shows organization. The parts cost is high, I expect due to dealer parts department pricing. Looking at autohausaz for example, those parts (minus the O-rings and cap screws), total about $275 for the Hepu set, or $220 for the Continental set. with a Mahle thermostat ($13) included.
 

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Yes, note that none of the items are in kits (where even from VW are listed with a combined discount), and that all of these prices are in Canadian
 

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Sounds like Canadian based internet parts store is in order.
 
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There is a local parts store, called Car Quest and Napa Auto. If they carry the part refurbished, it’s a great deal. I’ve saved many hundreds on just the starter, alternator, and brakes. But for the online Canadian parts web sites, Rock Auto in the states is often cheaper. For some reason Canadian companies think they can gouge the customers.
 

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just come down to the States and buy it, then when returning thru customs just tell them it is hockey equipment,works every time......
 

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AND by the way ,did you every get your brakes sorted out?
I am STILL WAITING for the delivery of the ODBII / VAG-COM cable.... it was ordered on May 14... frig I’m pissed at that, but I’ve been busy fixing various other bits. Tracking does show movement, but I’ve never had to wait so long.
 

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just come down to the States and buy it, then when returning thru customs just tell them it is hockey equipment,works every time......
If the pandemic wasn’t around, this would be a great option. I’ve always done this. I needed a MAS sensor, and at any Canadian store / dealer it was 320 minimum. I jumped across the border at lunchtime to autozone and got it for $80. That was cheap, even considering US exchange and gas cost - oh and I filled up the tank for half the cost as in Canada too. Everyone thinks they can price gouge Canadians; not this one.
 
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