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60,000 mile service
« on: May 14, 2018, 11:52:04 PM »
Evening all, I've heard and read before that at 60k I should be having the water pump and belt replaced. Can anyone confirm this as I've got my service booked with a Volkswagen specialist and been told there is no 60k milestone Service??

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 01:55:44 AM »
True...60k miles is timing belt and water pump. I do not believe the belt-tension roller, nor the accessory belt is noted, but you should do them.

Must do's...in my opinion:
Timing belt
Accessory drive belt
Water pump

Other bits you may consider doing:
Tensioner Roller
Upper & Lower Idler rollers
Camshaft seal
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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 10:21:01 AM »
He's talking miles not killometers.
Timing belt and water pump should have been done at 40,000.
Spark plugs need replaced at 60,000 along with oil and filter.

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 07:05:08 PM »
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He's talking miles not killometers.
Yes...yes he is. And, my service intervals in my maintenance booklet section shows the timing belt for the first time at 60,000 miles (96,000) kilometers and states "Inspect the timing belt".  :thinking:

But, of course, I replace it. They should include a number of years to do so as well because I drive it less than 5k miles/year these days and would take 12 or more years to reach 60k miles on a new belt. I assume one could assume they believe it will take 4 to 6 years to reach 60k miles and so it would be wise to replace every 5 years or 60k miles.

Could it be different there than it is here?

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 08:09:44 AM »
My dealer said 40k, or 4 years too.

You'd think they would last a bit longer these days. I only did 2500 miles last year, but it's big bucks, if it snaps, doh.....

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 10:16:13 AM »
I remember it being 40k for DSG, 60k or 4 years for Cambelt. That’s what I’ve been following anyway. Water pump is recommended because you’ve everything off and makes sense to replace.

Personally I replace all filters, oil, sparks, cam follower every year regardless of how many miles I’ve done (couple k a year normally). Little price to pay to keep her happy.

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 12:55:50 AM »
Yes, my DSG is at 40k miles as well. I heard timing belts should be swapped at 4 years and that was no problem when I put 15k+ miles/year not long ago. So yeah, I'm on the year interval rather then miles for the belt now...but it is in my manual for 60k miles. I'm only doing 2500 miles/year on it now...and I change the oil and filter twice per year. Been thinking of changing that to once/year due to the reduction of miles. My CF lasts over 15k miles these days after switching to LiquiMoly from Castrol.
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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 10:41:38 AM »
I remember it being 40k for DSG, 60k or 4 years for Cambelt. That’s what I’ve been following anyway. Water pump is recommended because you’ve everything off and makes sense to replace.

Personally I replace all filters, oil, sparks, cam follower every year regardless of how many miles I’ve done (couple k a year normally). Little price to pay to keep her happy.

What is the rough cost of cam Follower at the $tealers?

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 02:47:35 PM »
I remember it being 40k for DSG, 60k or 4 years for Cambelt. That’s what I’ve been following anyway. Water pump is recommended because you’ve everything off and makes sense to replace.

Personally I replace all filters, oil, sparks, cam follower every year regardless of how many miles I’ve done (couple k a year normally). Little price to pay to keep her happy.

What is the rough cost of cam Follower at the $tealers?
£30 odd

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 05:29:23 PM »
I remember it being 40k for DSG, 60k or 4 years for Cambelt. That’s what I’ve been following anyway. Water pump is recommended because you’ve everything off and makes sense to replace.

Personally I replace all filters, oil, sparks, cam follower every year regardless of how many miles I’ve done (couple k a year normally). Little price to pay to keep her happy.

What is the rough cost of cam Follower at the $tealers?
£30 odd

Sorry, should have made myself clearer.....I meant fitted, ta

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 06:48:38 PM »
I do mine myself so no idea

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 07:38:39 PM »
loads of how to guides online, dead easy

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 11:04:25 PM »
I have never done a service or anything like a cam follower in my life before but i am currently getting parts ready for me to do it at the end of the month.

I am far from a mechanic but after a few hours checking how2s on the tubez i am very confidant i can get it done safely myself.

The only special tools you will need is a torque wrench and spark plug 16 socket.

I am happy to send you a message with all the how2 vids i am looking at to give me the confidence to do it myself just let me know and i will get it all together for you.


the dealers will want around 80/100 to do it depending on the thief scale they work on :evilgrin:
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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 09:48:20 AM »
I have never done a service or anything like a cam follower in my life before but i am currently getting parts ready for me to do it at the end of the month.

I am far from a mechanic but after a few hours checking how2s on the tubez i am very confidant i can get it done safely myself.

The only special tools you will need is a torque wrench and spark plug 16 socket.

I am happy to send you a message with all the how2 vids i am looking at to give me the confidence to do it myself just let me know and i will get it all together for you.


the dealers will want around 80/100 to do it depending on the thief scale they work on :evilgrin:

That would be really handy, if you could point me to the links etc, please, thank you

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Re: 60,000 mile service
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2018, 11:45:07 AM »
Here you go these are a the vids that i used micks garage also have a website with more information on jobs on a mk5 gti.

https://www.micksgarage.com/blog/category/project-car/


Spark Plugs & Ignition Coils (Need to tak the Ignition coils out to get to the spark plugs no need to change) -


Engine Oil + Oil Filter Change -


Cabin/Pollen Filter-


Fuel Filter Change -


Rest The Service Light -




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