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    Cambelt/timing/toothed belt question

    Hi all

    I'm new here, just looking for a bit of advice and help. Long story short, my 2010 passat has been in and out of both kwik fit and VW dealer the last 6 week's for an electrical issue, which is sorted now.

    As is usual at the dealer, they do the health check. One of the things they recommended is cambelt in a month, but they also said they couldn't find the service book to check the history (it was in the glove box but hey ho). So today it was serviced at kwik fit and they also say it's now due (10 years or 140000 miles, so due this year anyway).

    My question is, how is this listed in the service book. The reason I ask is because I have a stamp from 2 years ago (before I owned the car), saying "toothed belt and w pump" changed at 51427 miles. If this is the cambelt then surely I'm not due now, 2 years later with 72000 on the clock?

    Will dealer and kwik fit actually look physically or base it off the mileage and age of the car? Is it likely neither have looked at the book?

    For reference I'll attach a picture of the logbook page. Tia.
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    Kwik fit wow your brave I wouldn't let them change my dust caps
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    That's a long warranty based story. Tbf, the local one has been good

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    Yes, toothed belt is cambelt so no change required for a long time.

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says 0, only what I've added from this post. 2010 Passat which engine size/type?
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    2009 onwards on a diesel the interval is 5 years and something daft and scary like 150K miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says 0, only what I've added from this post. 2010 Passat which engine size/type?
    Sorry I didn't realise.

    It's a 2.0 r line tdi
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    Thank you to those who answered. I'm going to presume the garages were just basing it completely off the car age or mileage and neither bothered to check the book. Fills you with hope.
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