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... is there a "newer" or longer lasting one out there to change it to? Thinking of getting a 2000 Beetle 1.8T Automatic and the online service manual says every 40K miles but the Bentley I have (for my Jetta) says every 80K? any help is appreciated.
 

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Re: How often does timing belt need to be changed in a 2000 and... (anthony_g)

I stick to 60k, and change the waterpump at the same time
one zillion posts on this subject if you pull a search..
 

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Re: How often does timing belt need to be changed in a 2000 and... (Banned.4.Life)

I have 2001 1.8T. I had the belt break on Christmas day on the way to grandmas house. I had 73K on the car and drove it hard!! Wished I would have changed mine at 60K. It would have saved me a bundle.
The nice man VWOA told me he'd pay for it, had I had ALL my oil change receipts and VW motor service done by VW. NOT !! OUCH!!
 
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