Hello everyone, I'm a new member, but not new to using this forum for lots of helpful information with maintaining my 13 Passat TDI SEL. So I'm coming to the experts for some help with a question that I'm having a hard time answering elsewhere. I put a lot of miles on my TDI, roughly 1,000 miles/week, and I'm coming up on 120k pretty quick. From talking to the dealer and reading posts here, it looks like most recommendations put the timing belt change at between 110-130k miles. I've inspected my belt and can see no signs of cracking. The wear tool I have indicates good depth on the v ribs as well and I've heard no squealing indicating a slipping belt. The dealer wants $1200 for the service but I'm more of a DIY guy and handle all of my own service whenever possible. However, the timing (excuse the pun) could not be worse for me. I'm looking at several large maintenance expenses this fall, including new snow tires, new brakes/rotors, and a DSG oil change coming up all at the same time in addition to the timing belt. Out of all of these, the timing belt seems to be the only one with any flexibility. I'm looking at $300 in parts, plus maybe a few special tools for the job, so I'm budgeting $500 for the job. I'm somewhat nervous about the job but willing to do myself (I've done a transmission swap an '86 Mercedes 300E, so how much harder could this be, right? *knock on wood*), however if I can stretch the service interval until spring (Mar/Apr @ roughly 140k miles), then it would really help my financials...looking for thoughts from some of the old timers and professionals. I suspect most of the belt damage that necessitates a timing belt service is from weather and time (which aren't a factor for me) but I'm concerned about the lifespan of the water pump, pulleys, and other related parts that will get replaced with the service. I have no means to test those. Any feedback is appreciated.