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Re: Purchasing a high milage 2000 Golf/Jetta TDI...help? (wingnutII)

Automatic timing belt change interval was 64000 km / 40000 miles. There is a new type timing belt and tensioner (same as that used in late 2001 through 2003) that was specified for 128000 km / 80000 mile changes in 2002. However, dealers are reportedly reluctant to use the new type timing belt in cars that originally came with the old type timing belt.
Car should come with two master keys, one valet key, radio code, owner's manual, and wheel lock key or wheel cover remover in the spare tire tool kit. Tires should be 195/65R15 with load rating 91 and pressure rating 44psi (be careful, it is common to find tires of this size with load rating 89 and pressure rating 35psi). Coolant should be pink or purple VW G12 (not blue, green, brown, or other color).
Maintenance intervals are every 16000 km / 10000 miles. Every one has an oil and filter change and some inspections; every other one has a fuel filter change and more inspections. Oil used during maintenance should have an appropriate diesel engine rating like VW 505.00, ACEA B3 or B4, or API CF-4 (not CF), CG-4, CH-4, or CI-4. Timing belt intervals are described above. Brake fluid change is every two years, regardless of mileage (DOT 4 brake fluid should be used).
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