When to replace the cam belt on a VW Jetta?
Even though the OP hasn’t done the recommended 80k miles, the belt is due on age as it’s 4 years old. It’s not just the mileage that causes wear, but the belt, tensioner, idler pulleys etc will deteriorate with age hence VW quotes a mileage OR time replacement schedule.
When to change the timing belt on a VW Passat?
2.8L 30 Valve – The most recent recommend timing belt replacement interval is 75,000 miles. • 1999-2005 VW Passat change interval is 75,000 miles for 2.8L 30 valve (US) B5 and B5.5 chassis. 1.8L Turbo – The most recent recommend timing belt replacement interval for 1.8L Turbo models is 75,000 miles.
How often should I replace my cam belt?
We recommend the following cambelt replacement intervals: Model Interval 1.4 / 1.6 16v 40k Miles or 4 Years 1.6 / 2.0 8v 60k Miles or 4 Years 1.6 / 2.0 TDI CR 75k Miles or 5 Years 1.8T 20V 60k Miles or 4 Years
How many miles does a VW cam belt need?
VW rest of the World say 160000 kms is a check only and replace if necessary. We had a 12 plate Up here recently on 18k miles, they did the belt due to time, and there is not a mark on the old belt, its in perfect condition.
How much does it cost to change cambelt in VW?
The cambelt is one of the hardest working parts of your engine, changing it will minimise the risk of major engine damage. From £494* for cambelt change or £549 for a cambelt & water pump change, book yours in at Marshall Volkswagen to keep your car in check.
Can a water pump be fitted as part of a cambelt replacement?
The more up-front garages will, in most cases, recommend a new water pump is fitted as part of a cambelt replacement job and will provide an estimate accordingly. This obviously drives the total cost of the job upwards significantly in comparison to the cambelt only price, so it’s not hard to understand why motorists often take the cheaper option.
When do you know it’s time to change your cambelt?
In this article, we cover the main tell-tale signs that it’s time to get your cambelt replaced. Sometimes, a cambelt will produce a loud noise when the car is running, this happens most often when the vehicle is first started and the engine is cold. The noise could be a squealing, hissing, grinding, rattling, chirping or rumbling kind of sound.