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anybody at 60k miles AND still under powertrain warranty?
« on: February 01, 2005, 09:04:06 PM »
I am the original owner on a 2000 so I'm still under the 100k powertrain warranty. Just curious if others were going to do the timing belt yourself to save some money and attempt to retain the warranty OR dish out the big bucks for a shop to do it. I've got one more month before I have to do either. Also hoping to do the ATF perhaps to D4 Redline. We'll see what the dealer thinks about that.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005, 11:47:00 PM »
I am also at the crossroads of the timing belt.  Being that I am the second owner, I have passed my 50K warranty.  

I stopped by Mountain States this morning and inquired about what the estimate would be.  He stated that it would run around $700.00 and take all day.  I walked out of there thinking it is time for me to learn how to change my own timing belt.
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anybody at 60k miles AND still under powertrain warranty?
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005, 02:17:16 PM »
Yep, a little different situation there Dave. I don't want to have to hassle w/ the dealer in recovering my warranty if an issue comes up w/ the belt I install. They've been good to me.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2005, 02:22:36 PM »
I have not.  Last year, several of us changed our timing belt's and the parts were about $300 from ECS Tuning.

It took between 8-12 hours to do this, but it will save you $400.  The downside is that you don't have the official stamp that it was done by a mechanic.  

VW should have a method to sign off on something that we do ourselves to state it was done correctly.  I seriously doubt that this would ever happen though.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2005, 02:37:16 PM »
I am still under the 100K warranty too and approaching 60k miles.  It is good to hear that the job takes 8 to 12 hours.  That works out to $33-50 bucks an hour.  For the peace of mind that it was done right and the remainder of my warranty, I would much rather pay someone I trust to do the work for me.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2005, 02:39:16 PM »
So everyone that did the TB change at Winston's house was out of the powertrain warranty?

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2005, 02:54:46 PM »
I don't think anyone was, since we were all around 60K and the PT warranty is 100K
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2005, 03:17:45 PM »
I didn't have any warranty on my car when I did it at 60K. But then, I'm the second owner too.
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