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When should i change cambelt?

budbombpipe
03-02-09, 11:36
Hi, just bought a T4, loving it. Its done 78.000 miles, when should i think about havin the cambelt changed? Should i think about having anything else replaced? It has full service history and is the V6. Thanks.

statler
03-02-09, 19:18
You should be thinking about changing it round about now mate.

BANANAVAN
03-02-09, 19:22
yesterday! if not sooner

Walesy
03-02-09, 19:31
If you mean its the VR6 it hasn't got a cambelt mate, chains and tensioners should be inspected for wear at around 100k, and might be worth doing at that point anyway, along with a clutch it should cost around 800ish

StephenTazz
03-02-09, 20:06
Good news - the VR6/V6 has a timing chain T: ...

... for everyone else (Petrol and Diesel) the cambelt should be changed every 60,000 miles or 4 years, whichever comes first.

This became policy for all pre 2004 VW group models with cambelts in late 2005 with some exceptions:


Certain diesel Sharan's / Alhambra's - every 40,000 miles / 4 years
20V Golf's and Passats, etc - every 120,000 miles / 4 years
Cambelt changes for post 2004 models are 80,000 miles / 4 years (Mk5 Golf GTI 115,000 miles / 4 years)

slimbo
04-02-09, 06:51
Good news - the VR6/V6 has a timing chain T: ...

... for everyone else (Petrol and Diesel) the cambelt should be changed every 60,000 miles or 4 years, whichever comes first.

This became policy for all pre 2004 VW group models with cambelts in late 2005 with some exceptions:


Certain diesel Sharan's / Alhambra's - every 40,000 miles / 4 years
20V Golf's and Passats, etc - every 120,000 miles / 4 years
Cambelt changes for post 2004 models are 80,000 miles / 4 years (Mk5 Golf GTI 115,000 miles / 4 years)


and while your at it change the waterpump tooT:....

Walesy
04-02-09, 08:55
I certainly wouldn't be leaving a 20vt belt and pump for 120k!

1943
04-02-09, 09:31
Sorry to highjack but can anyone kindly tell me when the interval is for a 2.4 diesel. Mine was done about 35k ago and wondering if I should be thinking about it again...

SandMonster
04-02-09, 09:48
I'm thinking someone who doesn't know if their engine has a cambelt or a chains doesn't deserve to drive a VR6...? Or is it just me being a bit jealous? ;):blg

budbombpipe
04-02-09, 10:37
[QUOTE=StephenTazz;251280]Good news - the VR6/V6 has a timing chain T: ...

Thanks for that, im new to all this!

[QUOTE=I'm thinking someone who doesn't know if their engine has a cambelt or a chains doesn't deserve to drive a VR6...? Or is it just me being a bit jealous?

Jealous!!!!!!! Its the V6 modelRasp:

vwaddict
05-02-09, 16:16
Good news - the VR6/V6 has a timing chain T: ...

... for everyone else (Petrol and Diesel) the cambelt should be changed every 60,000 miles or 4 years, whichever comes first.

This became policy for all pre 2004 VW group models with cambelts in late 2005 with some exceptions:


Certain diesel Sharan's / Alhambra's - every 40,000 miles / 4 years
20V Golf's and Passats, etc - every 120,000 miles / 4 years
Cambelt changes for post 2004 models are 80,000 miles / 4 years (Mk5 Golf GTI 115,000 miles / 4 years)

states in my 2001 service book that intervals are 80,000 for 2.5tdi. was there a problem with them ?. bit of a pain really cause if its 60,000 it means mine is due 2nd one within 5000 miles :(

Dermot
06-02-09, 22:51
Hi all

I have a 1992 T4 Multivan 195,000 Kilometres on the clock, got in Germany
2litre petrol Engine, just had the timing belt done and that cost me a few 's and was a nightmare, but im just reading do the water pump and do the cam belt.



Ive had this bus since 170,000 Kilometres and im sure the 1 previous German owner did the cam, if i have one that is:confused: so should i get this all done now, im gonna be stoney broke!

But i have a trip planned to Germany and France this year so i guess it should be doen eh!

Dermot
06-02-09, 23:10
The timing belt is the cam belt!

Doh! Doh! Doh!

Mad Aly
07-02-09, 10:03
... for everyone else (Petrol and Diesel) the cambelt should be changed every 60,000 miles or 4 years, whichever comes first.


Sorry to highjack but can anyone kindly tell me when the interval is for a 2.4 diesel. Mine was done about 35k ago and wondering if I should be thinking about it again...

StephenTazz
10-02-09, 22:34
The timing belt is the cam belt!

Doh! Doh! Doh!

Dermot,

The waterpump change doesn't apply to your engine as it is not driven by the cambelt/timing belt.

The only reason that a new waterpump is recommended at the cambelt change is that it saves all that dismantling again when the plastic impellor falls off...

... your petrol motor is old school VW and should be virtually bullet proof...

... the 60,000 miles / 100,000 km / 4 year rule applies across the board and superceeds the 80K as mentioned in the T4 handbook...