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    Piece of Advise

    Hi,

    My Jetta has the 125000 miles and going.

    The timing chain haven't been changed. I ask some "friends" that works in garages and they said that I should change it ASAP.
    What I read on other forums a while ago there are people that drove VW till 500000 with the same chain.
    I don't really want to change it because the car is pretty old and it cost me over 500 to do this. Don't get me wrong I like the car, I just don't know if I should risk it and drive another 1-2 years without change it.

    Thank you
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    If the chain slips a couple of teeth on the sprockets then that will be end of the engine and the car (as happened to my wife's Jetta 1.4TSi at 55,000 miles).

    You are driving on borrowed time IMHO and the decision is yours.

    On the other hand, you are lucky that yours is not a particularly powerful or torquey engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerboy9 View Post
    If the chain slips a couple of teeth on the sprockets then that will be end of the engine and the car (as happened to my wife's Jetta 1.4TSi at 55,000 miles).

    You are driving on borrowed time IMHO and the decision is yours.

    On the other hand, you are lucky that yours is not a particularly powerful or torquey engine.
    That's why I'm asking.
    I'm just considering options. I've bought the car 2 years ago and I've done 25000 miles and the car is still going. Payed 1500 and worth every penny.
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    Personally I wouldn't change it. If you are doing lots of miles the make sure you have breakdown cover. My car has 138k miles with chain and it's still running fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemta View Post
    Personally I wouldn't change it. If you are doing lots of miles the make sure you have breakdown cover. My car has 138k miles with chain and it's still running fine.
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