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VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement for 1.9 TDI ALH Models

VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement

The ALH engine code 1.9 liter TDI engine was used in the 1998-2004 VW Beetle (US) A4 chassis. The ALH TDI engine is driven by a timing belt system which links the cylinder head, camshaft, injection pump, 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 ALH TDI timing belt.

There are two different engine codes in 2004. ALH and the BEW. Purchasers with model year 2004 should confirm their engine code. How To Determine Your VW Engine Code.

It's very important to service your ALH VW Beetle TDI timing belt. The timing belt, tensioner, and idler components eventually reach the end of their recommended service life. The ALH engine code Beetle TDI is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the VW Beetle timing belt fails, the timing belt system that links the cylinder head, camshaft, 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 1.9 TDI ALH 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 are supplied to VAG. 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.™ INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Kits for 1.9 TDI ALH Engine

Gen II BLAU® VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.9 TDI ALH engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, tensioner idlers, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

Base 1.9 TDI VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit

INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

Preassembled BASE 1.9 TDI INA Kit:
• INA Gates Timing Belt (Long Life
  Carbon Aramid Version)
• INA 80mm OD Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
  w/ Hardware (Updated 60mm Bearing
  and Metal Pulley Material)
• Litens Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
  w/ Hardware
• INA Timing Belt Tensioner Idlers
  w/ Hardware
• INA 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. These kits include the same manufactured brand of timing belt, tensioners, and idlers as supplied to VAG.

Please Note: When originally released, the factory recommended timing belt interval for ALH TDI VW Beetle with was 40,000 miles for automatic transmissions and 60,000 miles for manual transmissions. However, in 2003 VAG raised the timing belt interval to 100,000 miles. This was done because of improvements made to the timing belt idler bearing (an increased ID from 47mm to a 60mm), and a stronger timing belt (carbon aramid material). This BASE kit contains Official O.E. factory specified improved timing belt and tensioners for the 100,000 mile change interval.
Enhanced 1.9 TDI VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

Preassembled BASE 1.9 TDI INA Kit:
• INA Gates Timing Belt (Long Life
  Carbon Aramid Version)
• INA 80mm OD Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
  w/ Hardware (Updated 60mm Bearing
  and Metal Pulley Material)
• Litens Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
  w/ Hardware
• INA Timing Belt Tensioner Idlers
  w/ Hardware
• INA Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Other Components:
• Salari Water Pump w/ Gasket O-Ring
  (Metal Impeller)
• Thermostat w/ O-Ring
• Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
• Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
• Front Crank Seal
• Camshaft Seal

also included...

Blauparts Extras
• Serpentine Pulley Bolts (Lower Crank)
• Water Pump Bolts
• EGR O-Ring Seal
• Vacuum Pump O-Ring Seal
• Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
• Motor Mount to Engine Bracket Stretch Bolts
• Injection Pump Pulley Bolts
• Valve Cover Bolts
• Wheel Well Fender Skirt Sheet Metal Screws
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Beetle 1.9
  TDI Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages
  and images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

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Enhanced + 1.9 TDI VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

Preassembled 1.9 TDI BASE INA Kit:
• INA Gates Timing Belt (Long Life
  Carbon Aramid Version)
• INA 80mm OD Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
  w/ Hardware (Updated 60mm Bearing
  and Metal Pulley Material)
• Litens Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
  w/ Hardware
• INA Timing Belt Tensioner Idlers
  w/ Hardware
• INA Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Other Components:
• Salari Water Pump w/ Gasket O-Ring
  (Metal Impeller)
• 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 Pulley Bolts (Lower Crank)
• Water Pump Bolts
• EGR O-Ring Seal
• Vacuum Pump O-Ring Seal
• Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
• Motor Mount to Engine Bracket Stretch Bolts
• Injection Pump Pulley Bolts
• Valve Cover Bolts
• Wheel Well Fender Skirt Sheet Metal Screws
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step VW Beetle 1.9
  TDI Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages
  and images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

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