VW Passat Timing Belt Replacement for 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

    VW Passat Engine Bay 2.0T FSI

The VW Passat 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 Passat timing belt system consists of a wear resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. VW Passat toothed belt). There's also an assortment of tensioners and idler rollers to guide and tension the Passat 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 Passat is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the Passat 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 Passat timing belt failure on these engines will results in catastrophic engine damage (i.e. bent valves and in some cases cracked pistons).

The B5 platform Passat 1.8T has three different timing belt system possibilities. The various stems depend on model year, engine code, and/or VIN number. The differences include water pump location, tensioner design, and timing belt size.

1998-1999 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will not need to confirm their engine code or VIN #. [System Details]

2000-2001 model years have 3 different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm their engine code in order to determine the correct timing belt system. These model years could have a AEB, ATW, ATB, AUG, or AWM engine code. [System Details]

2001-2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. [System Details]

2002-2005 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will not need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.[System Details]

Helpful illustrated pages that can help you:
- How To Determine Your VW Engine Code
- How To Decipher Your VW VIN Number

VW Passat Timing Belt Replacement Kits 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

Where's the best place to buy a VW Passat 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 Passat 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.

1998 - 2001 Models with AEB, ATW, or ATB Engine Code

Please Note: 1998-1999 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will not need to confirm their engine code or VIN #. 2000-2001 model years have 3 different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm their engine code in order to determine the correct timing belt system. How To Determine Your VW Engine Code

Gen II BLAU® VW Passat 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 Passat Timing Belt Kit

    BASE

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

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Base

    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 Passat Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

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

    Other Components:
    • Saleri Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket and
      Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Water Pump V-Belt
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering Alternator
      Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    • Intermediate Shaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Passat 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced + 1.8T VW Passat Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

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

    Other Components:
    • Saleri Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket and
      Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Water Pump V-Belt
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering Alternator
      Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    • Intermediate Shaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12 Plus Antifreeze
      (2 - 1.5L Bottles)


    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Passat 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +



2000 - 2001 Early VIN and AUG Engine Code

Please Note: 2000-2001 model years have 3 different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm their engine code in order to determine the correct timing belt system. How To Determine Your VW Engine Code. 2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. How To Decipher Your VW VIN Number.

Gen II BLAU® VW Passat 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 Passat Timing Belt Kit AUG

    BASE

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

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Base

    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 Passat Timing Belt Kit AUG

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

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

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket and
      Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering Alternator
      Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Passat 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced + 1.8T VW Passat Timing Belt Kit AUG

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

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

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


    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Passat 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +



2001 - 2005 Late VIN and AWM Engine Code

Please Note: 2001 model years have 3 different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm their engine code in order to determine the correct timing belt system. How To Determine Your VW Engine Code. 2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. How To Decipher Your VW VIN Number. 2002-2005 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will not need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

Gen II BLAU® VW Passat 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 Passat Timing Belt Kit AWM

    BASE

    Preassembled BASE 1.8T INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Passat Timing Belt
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt
      Tensioner Tensioner
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt Tensioner
      Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Base

    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 Passat Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE 1.8T INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Passat Timing Belt
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt
      Tensioner Tensioner
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt Tensioner
      Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket and
      Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering Alternator
      Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Passat 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced + 1.8T VW Passat Timing Belt Kit AWM

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled 1.8T BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Passat Timing Belt
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt
      Tensioner Tensioner
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt Tensioner
      Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring Gasket and
      Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering Alternator
      Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor 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
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Passat 1.8T
      Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
      images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +