Isn't the timing belt supposed to be replaced around 90,000 miles as part of scheduled maintenance? Seems like I also read here that the water pump should be replaced when the timing belt is replaced also.102000 and just had a timing belt shoot off and a coil back and spark plugs go out. But all in all I can't complain.
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In your signature, it is always a good idea to include,I have 88k on my 07, 2.0. I plan to have the timing belt and transmission service done this spring at around 90k. I have had very few problems. Steve
Absolutely. Mine is a 2.0T FSI .When starting a thread discussion like this it's a good idea to consider the 'survey' option. The EOS was produced with several different engines diesel and gasoline and you can't compare apples with apples with an open question. Readers can be confused by answers referring to timing chains and belts. Older V.W engines like MY07 TDi had belt and water pump change recommends at around 60k. Newer engines were 80k plus and I'm not sure if all the engines have the water pump in the timing belt loop?
Somebody thinking they can go 80k+ on their timing belt for an older engine should be prepared for a grenade and it's best to check belt and or water pump replacement mileages at the dealer using your VIN number. Timing chains should not need replacement per se, BUT there are issues involving modifications to chain tensioners which if left without attention could be bad news.
The best open question for the EOS is what year and how many miles have been done without roof problems or water leaks? But even that depends on other factors like how often it's used.
Nice to hear you're at 216K and still plan to drive the wheels off!Hey cl
Mine is a 2008 with 216000 miles on it. I've owned it for 8 years.
Only real problem has been a persistent P0299 code, which has gradually diminished in frequency as I replaced vacuum hoses.
I am about to finally replace the original timing belt.
This has been a great car for me, and plan on driving the wheels off.
You will!Nice to hear you're at 216K and still plan to drive the wheels off!
I'm around 110K on a 2008 - so I should be good for another 10 years! Love this car. Owned it for 10 years.