VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement for 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

    VW Beetle Engine Bay 1.8T

The VW Beetle 1.8T 20 valve engine was used in 1999-2005 VW Beetle (US) A4 Platform. The 1.8T 20 valve engine is driven by a timing belt system which links the cylinder head, camshafts, and crankshaft to run in sync. This VW Beetle timing belt system consists of a wear resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. VW Beetle toothed belt). There's also an assortment of tensioners and idler rollers to guide and tension the Beetle 1.8T timing belt.

It's very important to service your 1.8T 20 valve timing belt. The timing belt, tensioner, and idler components eventually reach the end of their recommended service life. The 1.8T Beetle is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the Beetle 1.8T timing belt fails, the timing belt system that links the cylinder head, camshafts, and crankshaft no longer run in sync. Close tolerance engine designs allow for the cylinder head valves to hit the top side of the pistons. VW Beetle timing belt failure on these engines will results in catastrophic engine damage (i.e. bent valves and in some cases cracked pistons).

VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement Kits 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

Where's the best place to buy a VW Beetle timing belt kit?

We're pleased to announce our partnership with Schaeffler Group Automotive, one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial automotive companies who have been manufacturing timing belt components under the official Original Equipment (O.E.) INA brand for decades. Partnership with an O.E. manufacturer means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain. >> Read more about Schaeffler.

BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA BASE VW Beetle Timing Belt Kits include the same timing belt and timing belt tensioner components that were fitted on your car from the factory. Beginning in May 2013 Blauparts began to include an INA BASE kit in nearly all of our VW Timing Belt Kits. Hundreds of INA part numbers were entered into our database. As of January 2014, approximately 90% of BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA VW Timing Belt Kits include a BASE INA kit and have been fully integrated to Gen II status.

BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.tm INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Kits for 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

Gen II BLAU® VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.8T engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

  • Base 1.8T VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit

    BASE

    Preassembled BASE 1.8T INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Beetle Timing Belt
    • NTN VW Beetle Timing Belt Tensioner
      w/ Hardware
    • NTN VW Beetle Timing Belt Hydraulic
      Tensioning Damper w/ Idler
    • Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

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    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced 1.8T VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE 1.8T INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Beetle Timing Belt
    • NTN VW Beetle Timing Belt Tensioner
      w/ Hardware
    • NTN VW Beetle Timing Belt Hydraulic
      Tensioning Damper
    • INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
      w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket & Hardware
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Bracket Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Beetle 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

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  • Enhanced + 1.8T VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled 1.8T BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Beetle Timing Belt
    • NTN VW Beetle Timing Belt Tensioner
      w/ Hardware
    • NTN VW Beetle Timing Belt Hydraulic
      Tensioning Damper
    • INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
      w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket & Hardware
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12 Plus Antifreeze
      (2 - 1.5L Bottles)


    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Bracket Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Beetle 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +