VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement Interval for 1.9 TDI BEW

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What is the recommended VW timing belt change interval for the New Beetle 1.9 TDI BEW engine? Has the in factory recommended VW Beetle timing belt interval for the 1.9 TDI engines changed? Do we recommend the factory interval, or has our experience moved us to recommend a different change interval?

Factory Recommended Timing Belt Service Interval

VW Beetle Timing Belt Change IntervalWhat is the recommended timing belt change interval for A4 platform VW Beetle 1.9 TDI BEW models? The most recent factory recommend interval is 80,000 miles for the Beetle BEW TDI (a.k.a. Pumpe Duse Injection BEW TDI).

What does Blauparts recommend? When dealing with crucial timing belt service, err on the side of caution and change your VW Beetle BEW TDI timing belt every 80,000 miles as the factory recommends. It is our recommendation to closely inspect all timing belt components before the recommended interval. Play it safe, changing your timing belt may seem expensive. However, choosing to exceed your timing belt service interval is risky and can lead to unknown repair costs that will far exceed typical timing belt replacement service cost.


Intended Life-Expectancy of Timing Belt Components

Various VW Beetle timing belt component life spans. In our own service facility, we've seen a few original timing belts last over 80,000 miles and others ready to break before 75,000 miles. In addition to mileage there are other factors that age the timing belt and related components. The following are some reasons why you see the difference in how long a VW Beetle timing belt and related components last: (1) un-logged engine idle times and sitting in traffic; (2) warm-up time in cold weather; (3) environmental climate factors; (4) related engine maintenance that may have been overlooked.

Keys to the long-life of your new timing belt components after timing belt replacement. Make your new parts last! You can expect your new BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ components to last the specified 80,000 mile interval if the following important steps were taken:VW Beetle Timing Belt Part Life Expectancy

1) Timing belt service was performed using the same timing belt and timing belt tensioner that are supplied to VAG, which are engineered to meet factory interval requirements.

2) Timing belt service was performed by an experienced competent ASE certified VW mechanic who is familiar with your specific engine 1.9 TDI BEW engine.

3) Factory service procedures must be strictly followed. Even if installing the best parts, using improper procedures can shorten their life span. Incorrect installation or missteps during timing belt service are often done without intent and aren't noticed until further down the road. Fortunately, some common mishaps are noticed after re-assembly and during the final engine rotational timing sequences.

VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement Kits

NEW! BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Kits for 1.9 TDI BEW

Gen II BLAU® VW Beetle Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.9 TDI BEW 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 INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit 1.9 TDI

    INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Beetle Timing Belt
       [Long Life Carbon Aramid]
    • Litens VW Beetle Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware and Tool
    • INA VW BeetleTiming Belt
      Tensioner Idlers w/ Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy VW Beetle 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. These kits include the same manufactured brand of timing belt, tensioners, and idlers as supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit 1.9 TDI

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Beetle Timing Belt
       [Long Life Carbon Aramid]
    • Litens VW Beetle Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware and Tool
    • INA VW BeetleTiming Belt
      Tensioner Idlers w/ Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

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

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Intercooler Transfer Pipe Seal
    • Serpentine Pulley Bolts
    • Water Pump Mounting Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed VW Beetle
      1.9 TDI Timing Belt Instructions -   Numerous pages and images,
      including front bumper removal.

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  • Enhanced Plus INA VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit 1.9 TDI

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Beetle Timing Belt
       [Long Life Carbon Aramid]
    • Litens VW Beetle Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware and Tool
    • INA VW BeetleTiming Belt
      Tensioner Idlers w/ Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

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

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Intercooler Transfer Pipe Seal
    • Serpentine Pulley Bolts
    • Water Pump Mounting Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed VW Beetle
      1.9 TDI Timing Belt Instructions -   Numerous pages and images,
      including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Beetle Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +