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I am close to removing the original timing belt on my 06 TDI and noticed the timing notch is about a 1/4 inch from the proper timing mark. Is this normal stretching of the belt or perhaps improper adjustment from the VW factory? The engine has 107K and has never been into, ever since I purchased the car new. Thanks in advance to anyone who answers. Morris
 

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I am close to removing the original timing belt on my 06 TDI and noticed the timing notch is about a 1/4 inch from the proper timing mark. Is this normal stretching of the belt or perhaps improper adjustment from the VW factory? The engine ran great, has 107K and has never been into since I purchased the car new. Thanks in advance to anyone who answers. Morris
 

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These videos are for the ALH engine. Please refer to the videos for the PD engines.

The notch should only be looked at when the engine is at TDC and on a cold engine. The various parts and temperature will move it slightly. I can't tell you how far is OK since I don't want to mislead you. Your suggestions are possible.

If the engine has 107k change the TB ASAP, seriously. If it fails it will cause severe engine damage , mostly to the head. The more you drive the greater the possibility of a failure.

also, posts moved.
 

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Thanks. I have everything locked down and plan on finishing the change of the belt tomorrow. Just was surprised to see the timing mark off that much on the original belt. Thanks for the response and I really appreciate the great directions provided on the site. Thanks for moving the first post, I thought it may be in the wrong area.
 
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