cambelt; Timing belt; By Skodaecman, 29 July, 2016 in Skoda Octavia Mk I Share Followers 0. Problem started when marketing guys came to engineers ;-) As usual. Are you saying that this belt in this engine is covered up to 140000 mile/5 years. If your Skoda Octavia model variant is not listed for the service you require simply contact us for a quotation. ME: Thank you for your time today. Makes sense to me (60k miles I mean) especially in view of the fact that other manufacturers also use this figure. ... Model: Mk3 Octavia VRS Share; Posted 2 August, 2016. At 30,00 miles, I changed from Fixed to Variable Servicing. This is an edited transcript of the chat that followed Get yourselves a cup of tea, relax and be prepared to be “enlightened”. Rolling coal occasionally while still allowed to. ... All diesels have a cambelt, as do many petrols; replacement is required every five years or 140,000 miles at £389, or £489 with … The third-generation Škoda Octavia RS was launched in 2013 and inaugurated 220 horsepower. So in other words, engines don't differ very much in engine power output. As has the water pump belt. SKODA CHAT:  It was my pleasure Barbara; enjoy the rest of your day! At Volks Autos we are an independent Skoda specialist garage which provide fixed price servicing, cambelt replacements and brake discs and pads for the Skoda Octavia MK3 from 2013 to present. If I ask a garage to do the inspection, they would have to report. Free postage. Of course at standard, i was more pointing towards when mapped towards their limits. I have been trying to make sense of the inspection, maintenance and replacement intervals for the Timing Belt/Cam Belt used in the EA211 engine that I have in my Petrol, 1.4TSi, 140PS with DSG Skoda Octavia Mk3. I bought a 2003, 53 plate Skoda Octavia vRS from a main dealer in July 2007. So they decided to play it safe considering the average driver does 12 - 15k per annum and some much more than that and go for the five year advice. Hi all looking in the front of the service booklet I note that the timing belt needs changing at 120,000 km but not clear whether in say 4 or 5 years if mileage not reached. Recommended Posts. I keep my cars approx 5 years and do under 10,000 miles a year thus I do not expect to get the belt changed. But mine has only done 25,000 miles! 2. ME: Thank you. Skoda Fabia 1.2 and 1.4 belt cam TSIs - Cambelt interval and issues - RichardWoods I am about to buy the above and have heard ill-reports of problems with timing chains on these engines. SKODA CHAT:  Thanks for waiting Barbara. There is always a possibility that a component may fail during its lifetime. No engine is alike, and different engines with the same codes can produce different outputs with the same map. My wife's 2015 Polo is an 28K miles at almost its 3rd birthday, so I'd like to think that I could leave it until the 8 year mark, but I think that I'll play safe and maybe aim for the 6 year mark - while looking/reading/listening for any earlier horror stories! The water pump belt is a little more involved but doable. Sorry a typo in that posting, as that car is a 2015 one, so in a couple of weeks it will be its 4th birthday! For Skoda Octavia MK3 Combi 1.6 2.0 TDi 4x4 2012- Genuine Dayco Timing Belt Kit (Fits: Skoda Octavia) £80.99. If your Skoda Octavia model variant is not listed for the service you require simply contact us for a quotation. Thanks for this Roger. We do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information. I called a second Skoda Service garage and they said 140,000 miles or 5 years. My query relates to the "Check/adjust tension of all drive belts". SKODA CHAT:  I apologise for the confusion Barbara. Just my personal old-school opinion: every rubber belt (or some rubber/poliamide maybe?) The vehicle handbook will specify the change frequency, and a decent garage should let you know if a cambelt change is due when your get your car serviced. If your car has not had its timing belt replaced at the correct interval this could cause a costly repair. ME:  BUT your Skoda web site says IT IS INCLUDED in the £269. I have 2015 Golf 2.0 TDI with around 70K miles. Question: Do we believe the dealers or those who build the car? The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. SKODA CHAT: Thanks for the clarification Barbara. From Maintenance Manual Skoda Octavia 2017 an image. It's easy! Failure to do so can lead to engine failure when the timing belt fails – which usually requires expensive repairs! You can cancel your email alerts at any time. Crasher said: The official VAG change interval on second generation CRTDI engines such as the CAYC used in yours is only listed as every 210000Km, in other words circa 130K miles with no time period listed. Just noticed that at the last MOT they advised on the rear disks. We have a comprehensive Privacy Policy. With damages escalating to as much as £5000, a replaced cambelt is a small investment to ensure a car's smooth running. Powered by Invision Community. Please check your own website! From factory they are all designed to a set of tolerances, at the stock maps, they'll all perform very similarly, as the tolerances of the maps are quite wide. BRISKODA is owned and operated by Summit 360 Ltd, registered in England & Wales, company number 05710517. I wanted to get the data from the “horses-mouth” so got onto the Skoda Live Chat Line. That wasn't the case by the time this MK3 model Octavia came along on 2013. The interval time generally accepted for diesel engines after 2009 is 5 years. If you're worried, get it changed and be done with it. It was still bigger and better value than most of its rivals, a Mondeo-sized medium range hatch for the price of a Focus-sized one. 1 September, 2017 in Skoda Octavia Mk III (2013 onward). This follows advise from VAG based on customer feedback and consultation. I have to say, this guy had the patience of a saint and was always polite – Thank you Skoda UK. My car will be 5 years old in April 2020 the handbook suggests the timing belt should be change by age or milage so far my car has 28K on the clock. However, as you may know, there are many belts used in the operation of a vehicle, and while it does state that the drive belts are inspected this unfortunately does not include the timing belt as that has its own separate interval which we have already discussed. When whole front is dismantled (and it's not 1H job)- it's not clever to place old good stuff back (and it's much more than 1H job). Water pump has a separate belt and is located on the opposite side of the engine, but it's not much more work to change it while changing timing belt. I have a skoda Yeti S TDI CR first registered in 2011, mileage is 32,000 when should I change the cambelt and water pump, and roughly what will it cost? All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners. After the chat, I contacted a Skoda Service garage and asked then for the price of “just an inspection of the timing belt”? We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. Visit the Official SKODA Website. I got waylaid by the Skoda website saying that,  at a Major Service, the Timing Belt could be inspected. By fitting a new belt regardless of the condition of the old belt, the garages can rely on the Skoda warranty when fitting new parts. It has done 44,000 miles. So how can two engines be different? ME: Can I insist on an inspection? Please note the following important links Terms of Use. And don't forget rollers; think, exactly they last less than belts (ok, ok- maybe +/- same). @Headinawayoffski It seems you're right. Yes, construction/materials nowadays is much better than in '80...'90- but not two times better. I'm sure there was a thread on this by HJ some time ago. All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners. Welcome to BRISKODA. Unfortunately the cambelt is an item we can't keep an eye, like other consumables like brake pads and tyres? They could not originally decide what to tell owners bearing in mind that the belt is probably good for 60k miles but there is always someone who insults his car by driving in dusty or even salt water situations. Believe neither seeing as the VW Group Engineers are pleading guilty to being lying cheating barstewards while the Senior Management claim to be Deaf Dumb & Blind. Pair of Octavia FL MK2 xenon/HID headlights, Skoda / VW Bluetooth Phone Module Interface 5N0035730B. Yes, I believe so, however as this thread demonstrates that isn't clear and it really ought to be given the importance of the cambelt. Skoda Octavia Mk3. Obviously you could take that as a money spinning exercise on the part of the dealerships? I know that if it doesn’t break, I will have to pay the money when it’s 5 years or has 140,000 miles the clock. SteveSum, ME:  I have a further question. Apparently Skoda/VW/Audi have only recently reduced the recommended cam belt change interval to 40,000 miles/4 years from 60,000 miles. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Edit:- actually for a DIYer, checking the belt condition every year and also, while the cover is off, checking that the inlet camshaft variable timing pulley is not slackening off and starting to leak is a very good idea. I read an Erwin documentation covering a modern SEAT Leon and for this engine in a Leon it states that these belts are for the life of the engine or until they start to degrade and should be checked along their full length either first at 6 years or more and checked every or every other year, this extension to the belts life, it stated is due to the change of materials used from what earlier engines were fitted with. Next door neighbour has a Citroen C4 and changed his belt at, guess what - 62,000 miles with no problems. The belt interval is around 150000 miles which is stupid. They all have the same generic map as standard though and don’t have timing or fueling issues. Here in Australia they want to change the belt at 105000 kms, a good earner for them I think. English Service Manual and Wiring Diagrams, to cars Skoda Octavia III (MK3)p/c3tqgm/ ^^If you are unsure of your vehicle build date, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 333 666 or your local retailer. Most models, like those with 3.2-liter engines, do not need their timing belt replaced until they hit 92,000 miles or after six years, whichever comes first. To be fair that checklist Silver's put up seems more to make reference to checking and adjusting the tension, rather than inspecting the belt itself. Disclaimer: BRISKODA is not an official SKODA site and is not affiliated to SKODA in any way. When you're on the limits of fueling, boost, and timing advance before knock, then the tolerances are much finer. Powered by Invision Community. Click & Collect. It does vary according to the engine, year of manufacture, country, climate, belt fitted and use that the car gets. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Company cars, taxi's etc = big fleet of cars, I mean. We have max 5 years on the Timing Belt and 2 years max on the Service. Will service it myself from now on as will be out of warranty in 4 months, intend to keep for 10 years or more. I wouldn't put a belt back on after that anyway. I am still a bit concerned about the possible handing out of duff info so that more cars come in for a belt change, honesty might work better as it seems that anyone who is still in the dealer network for servicing are getting the comment this year, for cars in for their year 4 service, that the belt will need replaced next year. Then I said to him point blank, "What if I leave it for say 7 years?" Skoda UK are claiming ALL drive belts are inspected which has now been confirmed as incorrect. I suspect the first answer of 87,500 miles was the wrong conversion of km & miles. Source Erwinskoda. The car was in perfectly working order and never had any problems with it, so only had the camblet changed because the manual recommends this to … Their website must be updated accordingly... Do the drive belts not refer to the drive belt for the alternator not the timing belt? The views expressed herein are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of BRISKODA or SKODA. BRISKODA are not directly responsible for information which maybe posted in this forum. Cambelt failure can cause serious mechanical damage. The VW Group policy is 'Three Monkeys' and treat not only Customers but Official Dealerships like Mushrooms. ME:  My name is Barbara. - VW says "140K miles or 5 years, whichever comes sooner". Hi AG Falco how do you find engine type or are all the 1.2TSI fitted with a CJZC engind. But my dealer mentioned the belt should be changed at 6 yearly intervals or 60,000 miles. I also need clarification about the engine Timing Belt. 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