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Belt or chain

Which one do I have?

Year and engine size will make this answer very easy.

All questions about timing belts or chains should be given a 6 month rest.

Find a mirror, and look at your waist, and at your neck.
Please let us know what you find out. :wink:


I’ll bet your owners manual can answer that. Have you even looked, never mind I know you didn’t.

It depends on the S&M activity you are involved in.

That and any other thing that is covered in the owners manual.

If your maintenance schedule calls for a timing belt replacement at a specific mileage interval, you have a timing belt. If it does not, you have a timing chain. Being a Volkswagen Passat, you probably have a timing belt.

I agree with the others. These questions are getting kind of old.