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ADVICE ON TIMING BELT

MY ADVICE GO AHEAD AND CHANGE TIMING BELT MY VW BEETLE TURBO THE TIMING BROKE ALMOST HAD TO BUY NEW ENGINE COST ME 2000.00 TO FIX WHEN COULD HAVE ONLY COST ME 500.00 TO CHANGE IT BEFORE THEIR WAS A PROBLEM MY CAN ONLY HAD ABOUT 70,000 MILES WHEN IT BROKE WORD TO THE WISE

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That's a rule of thumb every 60K mi you need to replace the belt even though it looks fine.

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