Looking at a VW Passat with 77,000km on the clock. What should I be asking about timing belt replacment and/or air condition pollen filter replacement?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Joe Bishop (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:13
Assuming you're looking at the pre-2015 model and a 1.6 TDI engine, the timing belt needs to be replaced every 210,000km regardless of time. The exception is if the automobile has been used in a dusty environment, in which case the interval is 120,000km. That automobile is a long way away from that.
The pollen filter should be changed at least every 60,000km or every two years, whichever is first.