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?
have the same problem?
Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 4:11 PM