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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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So I bought a TDI

Ok I just bought a 01 Jetta w/120k on it. The guy doesn't know when the timing belt was changed or if it ever has been. I don't guess i could remove any covers or anything to at least take a look at it to see if it looks fresh could I. If nothing else what does a timing belt job cost, or what is involved in doing it and what specialty tools if i were to do it myself?

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Congrats on the TDI!!!!!!!!! You will love it :Thumbup: I would get it changed if you can JMO. Post some pics of the new car.



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My one piece of advise:


When in doubt, change it out.

Look here: http://www.tdiclub.com/TDIFAQ/TDiFAQ-7.html Look at Maintenence (section 7) Timing belt check/replace is "d".





Congrats! Dan and Steve at Smokin were saying that their VWs were getting 40-50mpg.
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Congrats you will love the car. I hand calculate the mileage on my 99' and get 47-52 depending on speed on the freeway. As far as the timing belt I would change it or get it changed asap. The job is not super hard but does require removing the motor mount and lowering the motor down something like 8-10".

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Timing belt is not to bad of a job. Just requires some time and a few special tools. The link at the tdi club is a good one. You can even download a manual that tells you step by step how to change out the belt.

Some of the bolts NEED TO BE REPLACED in the process as well. The most important step is when all done and before you start it, crank the engine over by hand, otherwise if wrong, damage is done. Everything else (if goofed up) can be fixed or corrected.

They are good cars, wish I still had mine. YD
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My one piece of advise:


When in doubt, change it out.

Look here: http://www.tdiclub.com/TDIFAQ/TDiFAQ-7.html Look at Maintenence (section 7) Timing belt check/replace is "d".





Congrats! Dan and Steve at Smokin were saying that their VWs were getting 40-50mpg.

second that
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