This is a perfect example of why you need to regularly change your timing belts at the required service intervals. Backing plate of the tensioner broke apart, and chewed up the belt, causing it to jump timing by a couple teeth.
– 1.8turbo motors require timing belt service every 115,000km
– TDI’s every 150,000 and 2009s and up every 190,000km.
Our timing belt services start at $475 +tax, that includes all parts: belt, rollers, water pump, tensioner, and labour. Call us and book your timing belt right away.
“A 500 dollar service is always cheaper then a new motor.”