Timing Chain Broke @ 70K, 2006 Passat


Asked by Apr 12, 2016 at 07:20 PM about the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The Timing Chain on my 2006 Passat, 6 cylinder, broke at 70K.  I am curious what, if anything, I could have done to avoid this and have two somewhat silly questions.

Is there a shear bolt of some sort that will snap in case of some issue.  I am told there is a bolt that broke but not sure why.  And is there anyway the car could have been vandalized to have the Tiimng Chain break even when locked?

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No way possible. That's about how many miles a timing belt or chain last. You need to replace your belt or chain every 60k-70k miles. Good luck.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I appreciate it, it puts my mind to ease (there has been some trouble in the neighborhood) and well a costly lesson, but a lesson learned indeed. On the next engine, lol, change it at 50K. I really like the car, this the model before the current ones, and it has absolutely no rust, and rarely driven. Seriously I would probably see 50K in 10, 12 years. Thanks.

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