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    cam belt

    hi all, does anyone know when cam belt should be changed.
    14 reg 1.6 tdi.
    can't find anything in the car papers.
    41000 miles now

    cheers rodders
    14 plate, greenline3, silver beige, 1.6 cr tdi, manual

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    The official VAG change interval on second generation CRTDI engines such as the CAYC used in yours is only listed as every 210000Km, in other words circa 130K miles with no time period listed. The interval time generally accepted for diesel engines after 2009 is 5 years. Personally anything over 100K miles would make me seriously worried about failure which on these units is utterly catastrophic and can easily write the car off as financially unviable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    The official VAG change interval on second generation CRTDI engines such as the CAYC used in yours is only listed as every 210000Km, in other words circa 130K miles with no time period listed. The interval time generally accepted for diesel engines after 2009 is 5 years. Personally anything over 100K miles would make me seriously worried about failure which on these units is utterly catastrophic and can easily write the car off as financially unviable.
    thanks for that, will get it checked at next service,

    cheers rodders
    14 plate, greenline3, silver beige, 1.6 cr tdi, manual

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