VW Passat Timing Belt Replacement Interval for 2.0 TDI Models

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What is the recommended VW Passat timing belt change interval on the 2.0 TDI engine? Has the in factory recommended VW Passat timing belt interval for the 2.0 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 IntervalVW Passat Timing Belt Change Interval

What is the recommended timing belt change interval for VW Passat 2.0 TDI models? The most recent factory recommend interval is 80,000 miles.

What does Blauparts recommend? When dealing with crucial timing belt service, err on the side of caution and change your VW Passat timing belt every 80,000 miles. 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 Passat timing belt component life spans. In our own service facility, we've seen a few original timing belts last over the factory specified change interval and others ready to break well before it. 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 Passat 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.

VW Passat Timing Belt Part Life ExpectancyKeys 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:

1) Timing belt service was performed using BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ components. The same timing belt and timing belt tensioner that were fitted on your VW Passat from the factory, 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 2.0 TDI 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 Passat Timing Belt Replacement Kits

NEW! BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA VW Passat Timing Belt Kits for 2.0 TDI Engine

2004-05 VW Passat (US) B5 chassis with BHW engine code.

Gen II BLAU® VW Passat Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 2.0 TDI engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, and fixed idler bearings contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. VW) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.

  • Base INA VW Passat Timing Belt Kit 2.0

    INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Passat Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens VW Passat Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • INA VW Passat Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • INA VW Passat Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • 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 and timing belt tensioner, the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.
  • Enhanced INA VW Passat Timing Belt Kit 2.0

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

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

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ Gasket
      O-Ring
    • Thermostat Assembly w/ O-Ring
    • 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 VW Timing Belt
      Guidelines

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  • Enhanced Plus INA VW Passat Timing Belt Kit 2.0

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

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

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

    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 VW Timing Belt
      Guidelines

    Buy VW Passat Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +