Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change - parts to change/brands to use

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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change - parts to change/brands to use

Post by Gti3 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:24 am

Hi guys

Does anyone know what mileage the cambelt needs to be done on this car? I can't seem to find it in the manual/service book. The car is at 105k currently.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by cli 16v » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:36 am

If memory serves me correctly, VW recommends 5 year/120 000km change intervals with a check at 90 000 km.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by Gti3 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 am

cli 16v wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:36 am
If memory serves me correctly, VW recommends 5 year/120 000km change intervals with a check at 90 000 km.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by panic-mechanic » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:42 pm

change it at 90k is better.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by Howie-WP » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:
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change it at 90k is better.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:53 am

VW Braamfontein did mine on 90k, the were no issues but they advised its best they change it.

Wasnt bothered to ask why, since the car had maintenance plan

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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by ICE King » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:09 am

some cambelts have a history to break between 90 - 105k despite dealer's advising only at replace or check 105k, keep in mind that are many factors that affects it life span, water pump , tensioner, Environment etc.....

best be safe and I would also suggest replacing it at 90k or at 5years, which ever comes first.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by Duck » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:16 am

Did mine at 120 000km and the cam belt was still in good condtion.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by Gti3 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks Guys.....

I've just passed 105k so I guess should get it done at the soonest then.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change interval

Post by Unobeat » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Gti3 wrote:
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Thanks Guys.....

I've just passed 105k so I guess should get it done at the soonest then.
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Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change - parts to change/brands to use

Post by Gti3 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Hi Guys

More questions

Have any of the technical guys on here carried out this work before i.e. cambelt change on the mk7 Tdi highline? Can you please confirm if the waterpump and crank pulley should be changed as well ?

In terms of the belt, tensioner and rollers - Would you advise against using Continental, Topran or FEBI Bilstein replacement parts ? or are these of good quality?
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Re: Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change - parts to change/brands to use

Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 pm

always better to do the pump too. Continental anf febi are OE manufacturers. No issue there.
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Re: Re: Mk7 TDi 110kw Cambelt change - parts to change/brands to use

Post by Gti3 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:58 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 pm
always better to do the pump too. Continental anf febi are OE manufacturers. No issue there.
Ok great stuff, thanks panic.
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