timing belt change


Asked by Aug 25, 2015 at 07:20 PM about the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The dealer keeps telling me to change the timing belt even though the maintenance book says to change at 120K. They say it's because I live in a low humidity climate.

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Bob Beaman

6 years is long enough, change your timing belt.

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Kelly Mayo

hummmm...how many miles are on it....some go at 90 thou.. some never..


here in south africa we work on 90 000km, the you're pushing it, i always say, its cheaper to replace timing kit rather than valves cylinder head gasket ect..........


This is a 2009 VW Jetta TDI w/ 93,000 miles. book says change @120K

Kelly Mayo

sounds like you want to change it...so..thats what i would do then...


oe thing most people learn the hard way is not changing the belt till its to late. Vw and Audi engine are interferance engines so that means any time the belt snaps your looking to go from a 1400$ service charge to over 5000$ head and possible engine replacments. What the book says means rubbish any person with a vw or audi and knows his stuff will tell you replace that belt, pulley, water pump, and thermo stat at 90,000km because any time after that you are rolling the dice on a small or large repair bill.

Chris Van Kleeck

While its true that velt breajage causes a lot of damage, the belt shiuld be alright until the scheduled replacement time.

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