It has done 44,000 miles. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. I felt comfortable with that. cambelt; Timing belt; By Skodaecman, 29 July, 2016 in Skoda Octavia Mk I Share Followers 0. The interval time generally accepted for diesel engines after 2009 is 5 years. UK is 240.000km and dust rich countries have lower interval at 120.000km. Will the belt be covered? ME: Can I insist on an inspection? If your Skoda Octavia model variant is not listed for the service you require simply contact us for a quotation. It is generally replaced every 5 years or 140,000 miles, whichever arrives first. Or it will give you £6,000 to trade in against another model. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Should there have been? What do you think? Cars run by lease/fleets will drive the car to the full 140k miles without a care in the world. 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. 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. I personally would leave an old water pump on a low millage car. Auxiliary drive belts do not have a specific replacement interval so are usually replaced at the same time as the Cambelt. The official line from Skoda UK and (the few) knowledgeable dealers is: Vehicles registered before September 2010 - 4 years. They all run near identical at their default speed of say 4GHz at 1volt input, and can do for much of their lives, but when pushed to the limit, some are stronger/better in some ways than others. 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". Welcome to BRISKODA. ME:  My name is Barbara. I experienced a failed cambelt on a hired Transit minibus 30 years ago and it spun like a sewing machine due to lack of compression! The 1.2TSI engine come with lifetime cambelts. However the accepted time interval is every 5 years and most sources suggest the belt is chnaged at 60000 miles. To inspect the timing belt involves releasing 2 clips and one fastener, removing the cover, and rotating the engine via the crank pulley. This will be determined by the manufacturer's service regime data. All Cambelt Kits, Water Pumps and Auxiliary drive belts we use are Genuine VAG parts which come with a 2 Year Warranty. Part of this service says "Check/adjust tension of all drive belts" I authorise you to look at the Skoda data for this car. This means it does not actually have a Skoda recommended replacement interval, just that it is inspected at 56000 miles and then every 19000 miles after that. We have a comprehensive Privacy Policy. In times before calculators, 1 km was 5/8 mile. So use your common sense and look at the 'Cautious' service intervals that VW give their engines when first produced rather than revised longer ones that are given once they find out how few 'Warranty Claims' they get away with in the first 3 or 4 years. My Citroen has a lifetime belt which should be changed at 12 years or 128,000 miles. Are you able to help me please? 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. For the Continental lifetime cam belt it suggests to check at 160,000 and then every 20,000. We are registered with the Information Commissioner, registration number ZA187892, it details the purpose for which we process personal data. 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. Manufacturer’s intervals should be treated as the absolute maximum, though. - Haynes manual says "60K miles or … Pair of Octavia FL MK2 xenon/HID headlights, Skoda / VW Bluetooth Phone Module Interface 5N0035730B. 2012-2020 Skoda Octavia 3 Oil Change Light Inspection Minder Reset – Škoda Octavia is a mid-range car model, built by the Czech company Skoda from 1959 to 1971, then from 1996 on the basis of a Volkswagen Golf platform. It's amazing that with all the technology advances that make modern cars so good, they still have a rubber belt at their heart. My understanding is " ....... that this toothed belt’s service life reliably spans the life of the entire vehicle". In the event that your timing belt fails before the 5 year mark, you would need to visit your nearest ŠKODA Retailer and have one of our Approved Technicians diagnose the fault. retiredbri, My husband Brian is here to help me. Makes sense to me (60k miles I mean) especially in view of the fact that other manufacturers also use this figure. I have looked into this for you and have been advised that you can enquire about this with your local Retailer, however as the timing belt is not included in the major service, it may incur an extra cost. Took a look into info how that should be done for 1.4TSI CHPA- agree, it's more complicated that for my old Furby, hmm: http://www.vwgolf.org/4_cylinder_injection_engine_1_4_1_direct_inction_turbocharger_-1591.html, You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Manufacturer’s intervals should be treated as the absolute maximum, though. 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. The Skoda fixed price service says "A major service is carried out every 24 months or 20,000 miles, whichever comes sooner." Simples,  one set of numbers (miles / period of time) are for Fleet / Rental / Not private owners or just those handing vehicles back after 3 years with not a care in the world, Long Service Interval periods, ie not much gets done... and those buying these used cars that will be out of manufacturers warranty need to think of it going pear shaped and some failure, so should maybe play safe and have belts / water pumps replaced sooner rather than later. SteveSum, In March 2020 the car will be exactly 5 years old. My 2015 103 tsi wagon now has 64000 kms and has been and still is faultless. But I get your drift. SKODA CHAT:  Is there anything else that I can look into for you today? I have also also gone with "sooner rather than later" with a cambelt going for a 4 year old change. Hello, I have a Skoda Octavia TDI and at 60000 miles I asked my mechanic to change the cambelt (as indicated in the manual). Here you easily find about Skoda Octavia engine and engine oil capacity. Cambelt failure can cause serious mechanical damage. 4 July, 2019 in Skoda Fabia Mk III. 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). Manufacturers warranty covers up to 3 years or 60,000 miles whichever arrives first. If only the first Skoda garage had explained it as you did, there would't have been any confusion. @Headinawayoffski It seems you're right. They supposedly last the life of the car which a manufacturer would probably say is 10 years. 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. So in other words, engines don't differ very much in engine power output. That wasn't the case by the time this MK3 model Octavia came along on 2013. Skoda cam belt change. SKODA CHAT:  Thanks for waiting Barbara. 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. He mentioned with my car currently at 52K just under 4 years old (august 2015 registered), it would most likely be the 6th year service. Company cars, taxi's etc = big fleet of cars, I mean. ME: Thank you. Skoda is warning all car owners of the importance of getting their cambelt changed at regular intervals, with many people unaware of how much damage a failure can cause and cost. 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. A cambelt failure causes major internal damage to your engine requiring the cylinder head to be removed and bent valves replaced. You can cancel your email alerts at any time. They all have the same generic map as standard though and don’t have timing or fueling issues. So, engine oil replacement interval is far enough nowadays, with that ^^ stupid tendency :-). I'm sure there was a thread on this by HJ some time ago. SKODA CHAT: Just to clarify, are you wanting to know what is involved in the Check/adjust tension of all drive belts process? I found in my old downloads this: (but what are market B and market C I didn't know very well). But it must be replaced every 120,000 miles or 5 years regardless of any inspection." We do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information. For Skoda Octavia MK3 Combi 1.6 2.0 TDi 4x4 2012- Genuine Dayco Timing Belt Kit (Fits: Skoda Octavia) £80.99. I imagine there are many car owners who are unaware of the necessity of a belt change? then think, Location location location and how the vehicle might have been or is being used, maintained or serviced. Here in Australia they want to change the belt at 105000 kms, a good earner for them I think. Not all engines are the same even if it's the exact same model engine. Skoda Octavia cambelt change. Drive belts are the external belts such as alternator and power steering pump etc. 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. The time interval is five years. 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 . Cambelt failure can cause serious mechanical damage. You want to alter your Skoda Octavia here I mentioned oil grade and oil change interval. Almost nothing was held back for this third generation version. One map may be really efficient and powerful on one engine but simply too rich or too advanced timing on another. We are registered with the Information Commissioner, registration number ZA187892, it details the purpose for which we process personal data. There is always a possibility that a component may fail during its lifetime. The 1.2TSI engine come with lifetime cambelts. 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. I have just paid for an extended 1 years warranty (up to 100,000 mile) with Skoda. Rolling coal occasionally while still allowed to. ME:  So there is a discrepancy here. Problem started when marketing guys came to engineers ;-) As usual. By When they expect that 1st owner will change car after 3 years / 100'000 km then it's nonsense to write (almost) any replacement schedules- to not scare VIP clients when they asks for full calculation for service till 200'000 km. 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. But mine has only done 25,000 miles! Because my wife Barbara owns the car she started the chat with agent Mathew. Visit the Official SKODA Website. Better than a wrecked engine. I am convinced it's a deliberate perceived weak link to encourage people to change car when or before the warranty runs out. 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. Powered by Invision Community. I wanted to get the data from the “horses-mouth” so got onto the Skoda Live Chat Line. If you do it yourself, you can make a decision. Skoda UK are claiming ALL drive belts are inspected which has now been confirmed as incorrect. 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! Free postage. She gave details of the car, and then let me “assist” her. As has the water pump belt. All content is viewed and used at your own risk. The lack of product knowledge at the dealers is astounding. Next door neighbour has a Citroen C4 and changed his belt at, guess what - 62,000 miles with no problems. It appears that on the EA211 series engines they have switched to a belt, which presumably has an interval change. If your Skoda Octavia model variant is not listed for the service you require simply contact us for a quotation. 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. Hi guys I wonder what your thoughts are about this. More importantly Matthew at Skoda UK completely fails to acknowledge the website is extremely misleading. 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. 4 years or 40k miles,whichever come first. 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. BRISKODA are not directly responsible for information which maybe posted in this forum. Occasionally there are more significant differences, one may have Variable Valve Timing on intake cam only, where the other has Variable Valve Timing on both Intake and Exhaust cams, in this case a map may not be simply able to be re-used. Humm, interesting that you ask that question as someone on the Polo motoring forum was talking about this! The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. BRISKODA are not directly responsible for information which maybe posted in this forum. After the chat, I contacted a Skoda Service garage and asked then for the price of “just an inspection of the timing belt”? Please note the following important links Terms of Use. SKODA CHAT:  Thanks for waiting again. By It is generally replaced every 5 years or 140,000 miles, whichever arrives first. 1. In general, you need to change the timing belt kit of your OCTAVIA every five years or every 74.500 miles. So how can two engines be different? 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. ME:  I have a further question. Failure to do so can lead to engine failure when the timing belt fails – which usually requires expensive repairs! 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. I've a '08 Octavia 2.0 TFSI petrol due for MOT & service now at 48k miles & 4yrs old. Your engine code is BXW, the 63Kw 1.4 engine. SKODA CHAT:  I apologise for the confusion Barbara. No engine is alike, and different engines with the same codes can produce different outputs with the same map. It has just had a 20000 mile service under the fixed price "Skoda Service" using an accredited Skoda dealer priced at £269. Then I said to him point blank, "What if I leave it for say 7 years?" When you're on the limits of fueling, boost, and timing advance before knock, then the tolerances are much finer. Choosing the best Tyres for your Skoda Octavia MK3 VRS (2013 – onwards) XtremeAuto / Maypole / Universal Roof Bar Review – Skoda Octavia Estate – Amazon; Choosing the best Windscreen wiper blades for your Skoda Octavia Mk3 2013 onwards; HOW TO: Change the keyfob battery in your Skoda Octavia / VW Gold / Seat / Audi SKODA CHAT:  It was my pleasure Barbara; enjoy the rest of your day! The VW Group policy is 'Three Monkeys' and treat not only Customers but Official Dealerships like Mushrooms. My service handbook doesn't recommend a toothed belt change until well over 100k but my local Skoda dealer says it's now 4yrs or 120k miles, whichever sooner but I've received conflicting advice elsewhere & Skoda UK have failed to repsond to my query. If you check your car owners warranty docs you will find the information regarding the cambelt service life. 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. 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. Autodata have two intervals listed for the 1.2 TSI CJZC engine. However, just to let HJ and others know that we have had a letter from our Skoda dealer announcing a change to cambelt intervals - now every four years, regardless of mileage. skoda octavia cambelt change interval Skoda octavia 1.9 TDI Pd auto 2006 Škoda Octavia:: over 30 days ago. All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners. I'm no mechanic but this thread alone would suggest that most of us would assume a 'drive belt' includes the cambelt. But my dealer mentioned the belt should be changed at 6 yearly intervals or 60,000 miles. ME:  In the service for £269 that has just been done, there is no mention on the any checks of the toothed belt. All content is viewed and used at your own risk. 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). Either way, what is clear is that Skoda appear to be actively going out of their way to make life as difficult as possible for those of us wanting to properly understand the service requirements and intervals for our cars. If it breaks before 5 years, who will pay for the damage? We do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information. 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. In the event that it is deemed to be a manufacturing fault, the cost will be covered by ŠKODA UK. This is an edited transcript of the chat that followed Get yourselves a cup of tea, relax and be prepared to be “enlightened”. BRISKODA is owned and operated by Summit 360 Ltd, registered in England & Wales, company number 05710517. SKODA CHAT: Thanks for the clarification Barbara. ^^If you are unsure of your vehicle build date, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 333 666 or your local retailer. My service booklet says that the 40,000 miles/4-year fixed interval service is a "standard routine service". Just my personal old-school opinion: every rubber belt (or some rubber/poliamide maybe?) When should I change the cam belt on my Octavia vRS? Copyright 2002-2020 SUMMIT 360 Ltd. E.& O.E. iirc either in the owners manual there is a sticker with all the info or if you lift the boot liner there is also a sticker with engine code, paint, gearbox etc. Regarding the timing belt lasting the life span of your vehicle, it is not possible to give a life expectancy on any component. It's easy! If you're worried, get it changed and be done with it. I have all the information I need for now. Hi, I'm sure Skoda recommend every five years irrespective of mileage so is probably due. Free postage. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. SKODA CHAT: Again, I apologise for the confusion. 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. 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. 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? . At least, that's where it was on both my MK3 Fabia's. Go for peace of mind. 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. 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. The 5 years/140,000 miles parameter is the recommendation for the replacing of the timing belt. My Instruction Manual say's that the Timing belt should be changed at 70K miles. In order for me to confirm whether or not the timing belt would be covered by warranty in the event of a fault, I would need a diagnosis from an Approved ŠKODA Technician. Yes, construction/materials nowadays is much better than in '80...'90- but not two times better. It's all about keeping within safe limits of all components. It was purchased new 19 Sep 2014 (slightly less than 3 years old). And don't forget rollers; think, exactly they last less than belts (ok, ok- maybe +/- same). Click & Collect. olden after 4...6 years and should be replaced anyway. How can I help you today regarding your query? In the previous thread started by HJ, mention was made of another forum where a member of the VW diesel development team (Sean, for those BR's with memories) confirmed that the recommendation had been changed… Please note ^ These items will be replaced, if required. We will advise if any replacements are necessary. Visit the Official SKODA Website. 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. We have max 5 years on the Timing Belt and 2 years max on the Service. Can anyone provide any information about when the Cambelt should be changed on the  Fabia MK3 1.2 TSI, please? But my dealer mentioned the belt should be changed at 6 yearly intervals or 60,000 miles. & do you have a Valid Warranty or do you pay for Major Failures from your own pocket. By July 2018, the car will have done 60,000 miles. Their website must be updated accordingly... Do the drive belts not refer to the drive belt for the alternator not the timing belt? Hi AG Falco how do you find engine type or are all the 1.2TSI fitted with a CJZC engind. I did it at 96,000 miles and 8 years. SKODA CHAT: I'll just check that for you now Barbara. Copyright 2002-2020 SUMMIT 360 Ltd. E.& O.E. My query relates to the "Check/adjust tension of all drive belts". It makes sense therefor that the Inspection of the toothed belt is essential.. The belt interval is around 150000 miles which is stupid. Vehicles registered after September 2010 - 5 years. 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. 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. It's easy! 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. The service books state some 5 years or 87000 miles or whatever, yet the dealers state 4 years or 60000 miles. I need more information please. 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. There is always a possibility that a component may fail during its lifetime. 2. 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. If I ask a garage to do the inspection, they would have to report. 1 September, 2017 in Skoda Octavia Mk III (2013 onward). The cambelt on my car is external. Škoda Octavia ; Skoda Octavia Mk I ; Cambelt ,timing belt change interval Cambelt ,timing belt change interval. Škoda Cambelt Replacement ŠKODA UK recommends that all timing belts are replaced at 4 year intervals. E.g. What do you think? For the same engine ( CJZC  1.2 TSI ) is suggests to change at 60,000. I suspect the first answer of 87,500 miles was the wrong conversion of km & miles. Enter your email address to receive alerts when we have new listings available for Skoda Octavia cambelt change. 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. I got waylaid by the Skoda website saying that,  at a Major Service, the Timing Belt could be inspected. Answered by Honest John on 1 February 2012. 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