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Passat timing belt change due

  • 24-02-2021 7:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 24 Chopper2


    Hi all, I have a 161 vw Passat 2.0L GT 190 bhp 142000km/ 82,000mls
    Diesel.
    Could anyone tell me when the timing belt needs to be changed.
    Thank in advance.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,051 ✭✭✭ Truckermal


    It's not due until 220000km but maybe due on age which is 5 year's but not sure on that.

    When did the Passat become a classic?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Chopper2


    Was told 100000mls but thought it was bit soon but as you said I might have to go by the years.

    Was ever a classic & I don't think It will be ������


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,051 ✭✭✭ Truckermal


    Have a 161 A6 with same engine and was told today 5 year's or 220000 km which ever comes first. It's only 550 including water pump so I might get it done if I intend keeping it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Chopper2


    The price sounds reasonable.
    I'm in the same situation, get it done or trade in. just need to price it now


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,051 ✭✭✭ Truckermal


    Chopper2 wrote: »
    The price sounds reasonable.
    I'm in the same situation, get it done or trade in. just need to price it now

    Well if your trading they will tell you the Car is worth SFA because it's due.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,947 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    210k kms, there is no age limit on the belt on those.

    €450 at a VW dealer i think?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Chopper2


    Good point ��


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    210k kms, there is no age limit on the belt on those.

    €450 at a VW dealer i think?


    Do some dealers try to charge extra to include a water pump


    :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,947 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    It's more like some dealers don't charge extra to include the pump.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    Ah Yes!
    I do believe you are correct :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Chopper2


    Just an update.

    Timing belt replaced with water pump.

    Total cost €450.



  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭ on_the_roots


    A fair price I would say.

    Was it in a main VW dealer?



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