Hello, I have a 2000 VW Jetta GL with a 2.0L engine. The car has just under 90,000 miles, and I bought it with 65,000 almost two years ago. I have no clue what maintenance was done to the car before, but I am concerned with the timing belt. I have gotten ranges from 60,000 to 100,000 on when to change the belt, but I have no clue if it was done before I bought it. I realize the job is quite labor intensive, but is there anyway to check it without getting labor intensive? Is it something I should worry about? Also, I have seen where a timing belt can be non-intrusive and intrusive. What is the difference? I thought it meant that if a timing belt went on a non-intrusive, that no valve would be bent, no problems, and an intrusive one would bend valves and cause major problems. Does this make sense?
Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 4:11 PM