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If it's a 1.8l turbo, change it every 80k miles for safety. I've seen them break as early as 75k miles, If it's a 2.0l, then 105k miles is a good interval. ALWAYS replace the waterpump and tensioners, because w/o doing that, you might as well not do the belt. The belt dosen't break b/c of age in 99% of cases, it's b/c the water pump or tensioner locks up.

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