Vehicles registered after September 2010 - 5 years. But mine has only done 25,000 miles! Then I said to him point blank, "What if I leave it for say 7 years?" Please check your own website! 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! So, am replacing good aftermarket belts, coolant pump and rollers every 90'000km/4 years (+coolant change at same time)- and that's it. 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 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. I've spoken with my Technical Team and they have confirmed that the toothed belt/timing belt is not checked at a major service. Warranty normally excludes timing belts. My service booklet says that the 40,000 miles/4-year fixed interval service is a "standard routine service". You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. 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. A condition of the sale was that the car was serviced according to manufacturers guidelines prior to collection. What do you think? SKODA CHAT:  Thanks for waiting Barbara. Škoda Octavia ; Skoda Octavia Mk I ; Cambelt ,timing belt change interval Cambelt ,timing belt change interval. I'm sure that it is only the inlet camshaft that has variable timing on all the CJZx, some VW Group marques fit bigger front brakes with the higher power output versions in this car class. Also its worth changing the water pump at the same time as the cam belt has to come off to change it. I don't plan on relying on being lucky, I'd rather stick with being sensible and spending the belt change money at a good VWG Indie "in time". My Instruction Manual say's that the Timing belt should be changed at 70K miles. Hello, I have a Skoda Octavia TDI and at 60000 miles I asked my mechanic to change the cambelt (as indicated in the manual). I am a low mileage user and could not believe that my now four year old 1.2 90 would need a cam belt change next year at around 20k miles and said so. We have max 5 years on the Timing Belt and 2 years max on the Service. It appears that on the EA211 series engines they have switched to a belt, which presumably has an interval change. If I ask a garage to do the inspection, they would have to report. BRISKODA is owned and operated by Summit 360 Ltd, registered in England & Wales, company number 05710517. Another dealer recommended the routine service only, but when asked about cam belt replacement said "looks like it - recommended" and, with water pump change, quoted £640. then think, Location location location and how the vehicle might have been or is being used, maintained or serviced. Acuras have one of the longest intervals for timing belt replacement. Free postage. Company cars, taxi's etc = big fleet of cars, I mean. SKODA CHAT: Hi Barbara, you're through to Matthew at ŠKODA UK. I also need clarification about the engine Timing Belt. If your Skoda Octavia model variant is not listed for the service you require simply contact us for a quotation. Asked local Škoda dealer about cambelt interval for 1.4TSI CHPA; answer was 120'000km; but I felt that it was just based on local experience and common sense :-), From user manual of my Mk1 Furby 1.4L 16v BBZ: (...) 1st check belt after 90'000km; then check if after every 30'000km (...) Replace in case of doubt (...). Not 3 years. A very nice man phoned me yesterday from them with the low down:- Apparently the five year change recommendation is merely that and not mandatory. If you check your car owners warranty docs you will find the information regarding the cambelt service life. Problem started when marketing guys came to engineers ;-) As usual. My Last car a Skoda 1.9 PD diesel engined estate the timeing belt was changed and also a new water pump fitted at 5 years about 18 months later the water pump seized and the car was towed in. After all, it is part of the £269 service on your website? We have a comprehensive Privacy Policy. But tolerances these days are much closer on individual engines than they were even 15 years ago with little variance due to machine techniques and tooling advances. I have 2015 Golf 2.0 TDI with around 70K miles. The Skoda fixed price service says "A major service is carried out every 24 months or 20,000 miles, whichever comes sooner." Answered by Honest John on 1 February 2012. Are you able to help me please? I read somewhere this was the case with the 1.2 in the Fabia, so i'd probably ask a dealer or two if they could provide any more information. Humm, interesting that you ask that question as someone on the Polo motoring forum was talking about this! The x usually denotes variations in mapping and tunes. Sign up for a new account in our community. She gave details of the car, and then let me “assist” her. If you check your car owners warranty docs you will find the information regarding the cambelt service life. 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. SKODA CHAT: Unfortunately it is not. ME:  In the service for £269 that has just been done, there is no mention on the any checks of the toothed belt. 1 year MOT FULL SERVICE HISTORY 125,000 miles just serviced cambelt change in March 2019 2 keys rear parking sensors e/w e/m alloys cd MP3 player cruise control DSG auto Any inspection welcome . SKODA CHAT: I'll just check that for you now Barbara. 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. But it must be replaced every 120,000 miles or 5 years regardless of any inspection." Will the belt be covered? SKODA CHAT: I'll check that for you now. I have just paid for an extended 1 years warranty (up to 100,000 mile) with Skoda. Powered by Invision Community. I explained that the car was less than 3 years old, 45000 miles (did 800 more miles in 3 days since chatting to Matthew) and that I make long motorway journeys and was worried about the belt failing. It is generally replaced every 5 years or 140,000 miles, whichever arrives first. It has just had a 20000 mile service under the fixed price "Skoda Service" using an accredited Skoda dealer priced at £269. I don't really trust that "oval" cam gears, "progressive" construction and another stuff, written in Self-Study Programs can make them last MUCH MORE than 120'000km / 4...6 years. 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. Go for peace of mind. The water pump belt is a little more involved but doable. So, engine oil replacement interval is far enough nowadays, with that ^^ stupid tendency :-). We are registered with the Information Commissioner, registration number ZA187892, it details the purpose for which we process personal data. I tenddoing an extendeddriving holiday to Scotland and would hate to break down whilst there. Click & Collect. At 30,00 miles, I changed from Fixed to Variable Servicing. Having the timing belt replaced on your Skoda Octavia III at the recommended intervals will ensure that your vehicle remains in good running condition. I got waylaid by the Skoda website saying that,  at a Major Service, the Timing Belt could be inspected. 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. This follows advise from VAG based on customer feedback and consultation. There is no time stipulation in the owners manual / service book, only mileage - this is the biggest cause of Skoda's rather embarrassing confusion over cambelt intervals. Or it will give you £6,000 to trade in against another model. Are you saying that this belt in this engine is covered up to 140000 mile/5 years. I wouldn't put a belt back on after that anyway. From Maintenance Manual Skoda Octavia 2017 an image. In general, you need to change the timing belt kit of your OCTAVIA every five years or every 74.500 miles. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. It is for this reason that all new UK ŠKODA vehicles are supplied with a comprehensive 3 years or 60,000 miles warranty, whichever arrives first. My understanding is " ....... that this toothed belt’s service life reliably spans the life of the entire vehicle". ME: Thank you for your time today. My query relates to the "Check/adjust tension of all drive belts". The time interval is five years. There is always a possibility that a component may fail during its lifetime. It does vary according to the engine, year of manufacture, country, climate, belt fitted and use that the car gets. They said the recommended replacement was at 87,500miles or 5 years. Enter your email address to receive alerts when we have new listings available for Skoda Octavia cambelt change. 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? Can anyone provide any information about when the Cambelt should be changed on the  Fabia MK3 1.2 TSI, please? If your car has not had its timing belt replaced at the correct interval this could cause a costly repair. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. The lack of product knowledge at the dealers is astounding. English Service Manual and Wiring Diagrams, to cars Skoda Octavia III (MK3)p/c3tqgm/ Apparently Skoda/VW/Audi have only recently reduced the recommended cam belt change interval to 40,000 miles/4 years from 60,000 miles. Cambelt change announcement from Skoda - JohnM{P} The 3 VW dealers I have spoken with have said that the change is to impose a 4 year maximum - the mileage limit remains the same. The interval time generally accepted for diesel engines after 2009 is 5 years. On the Peugeot diesel I had it was 140,000 miles or 10 years. For the same engine ( CJZC  1.2 TSI ) is suggests to change at 60,000. 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. All content is viewed and used at your own risk. I spoke to my dealer about this last monday (8th) when it was in for MOT, they said cam-belts are usually changed at the 6th year but it's mainly depending on the mileage of the car, at their estimated 12K miles per year, that would be about 75k miles. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. olden after 4...6 years and should be replaced anyway. All content is viewed and used at your own risk. We do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information. The 1.2TSI engine come with lifetime cambelts. Also, you get info for oil Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI 1.9 diesel, Skoda Octavia 1.6 diesel engine oil and oil for Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI. What do you think? Hi guys I wonder what your thoughts are about this. I'm no mechanic but this thread alone would suggest that most of us would assume a 'drive belt' includes the cambelt. Next door neighbour has a Citroen C4 and changed his belt at, guess what - 62,000 miles with no problems. Regarding the timing belt lasting the life span of your vehicle, it is not possible to give a life expectancy on any component. Made some enquiries on this issue recently at Skoda UK no less. I think that's too long. 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. The correct calculation should be 140,000 multiplied by 8/5 to get = 224,000 km. I had (er still have) the 1.4 16v engine in my old Octavia - Owners manual sad 110k miles , plastic pulley wheels/tensioners failed at about 56k - fortunately no damage to the engine and sorted under warranty, Since cambelt replacement for this age of engine revised to 40k 4 years. Usually, with very few exceptions, tuned maps which work on the higher factory tuned engines will work on lower factory tuned engines and produce the same tuned output. (Both the 90/110 1.2s in the MK3 1.2 would reach 130 bhp once tuned). retiredbri, Inspect at 60,000 miles and every susequent 20,000 miles. I do that after hearing bad tales of the odd pulley bolts slackening off, costs nothing, does not take much time, and could save you having a serious problem. The views expressed herein are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of BRISKODA or SKODA. My car is April 2015 pre week 22 Joe. I am convinced it's a deliberate perceived weak link to encourage people to change car when or before the warranty runs out. ... Model: Mk3 Octavia VRS Share; Posted 2 August, 2016. The cambelt on my car is external. Is this correct FOR MY ENGINE? Manufacturer’s intervals should be treated as the absolute maximum, though. It's easy! The official line from Skoda UK and (the few) knowledgeable dealers is: Vehicles registered before September 2010 - 4 years. My 2015 103 tsi wagon now has 64000 kms and has been and still is faultless. Regarding the timing belt lasting the life span of your vehicle, it is not possible to give a life expectancy on any component. They all have the same generic map as standard though and don’t have timing or fueling issues. Your UK web site says it is part of the fixed price service. All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners. If you do it yourself, you can make a decision. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. 2. The service books state some 5 years or 87000 miles or whatever, yet the dealers state 4 years or 60000 miles. Rolling coal occasionally while still allowed to. SKODA CHAT: Just to clarify, are you wanting to know what is involved in the Check/adjust tension of all drive belts process? The general loose statement, at least in VW world is that this belt needs replacing at 5 yearly intervals or XYK miles, now that is a fact going back maybe to all cars from 2008(maybe) onwards, prior to that it was 4 years or ZYK miles. - Haynes manual says "60K miles or … The 240,000 km is about 140,000 miles (UK recommended Timing belt change)  and the 30,000 km is about 20,000 miles (the UK "major service). Failure to do so can lead to engine failure when the timing belt fails – which usually requires expensive repairs! My Skoda Dealer now tells me that this has been changed and the belt should be changed after 3 years even though the car has only 25K on the clock. . ME:  The car is almost 3 year old. We have a comprehensive Privacy Policy. Please note the following important links Terms of Use. My Citroen has a lifetime belt which should be changed at 12 years or 128,000 miles. Part of this service says "Check/adjust tension of all drive belts" I authorise you to look at the Skoda data for this car. Copyright 2002-2020 SUMMIT 360 Ltd. E.& O.E. In most cases people will hit the time interval before the milage but even then I would not go past 100K miles without having it done, I would not sleep. Mileage is as per the service book, or in the absence of a service book (now omitted from the latest models) a call to Skoda UK is required. That wasn't the case by the time this MK3 model Octavia came along on 2013. English Service Manual and Wiring Diagrams, to cars Skoda Octavia III (MK3)p/c3tqgm/ My husband Brian is here to help me. They said they don’t do it because the cost of the labour is so much that when all the covers are off, they would change the belts (and water pump as well if required) at the same time, Fixed price £385/£485. SKODA CHAT:  It was my pleasure Barbara; enjoy the rest of your day! Auxiliary drive belts do not have a specific replacement interval so are usually replaced at the same time as the Cambelt. ME:  BUT your Skoda web site says IT IS INCLUDED in the £269. Cambelt failure can cause serious mechanical damage. I felt comfortable with that. Free postage. The interval time generally accepted for diesel engines after 2009 is 5 years. According to workshop manual there are different intervals for different countries. Yes, construction/materials nowadays is much better than in '80...'90- but not two times better. The interesting reply was since it had only done half of the 87,500 miles and was well under 5 years old, there “wouldn’t be a problem”. My Skoda Dealer now tells me that this has been changed and the belt should be changed after 3 years even though the car has only 25K on the clock. 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