When to replace the VW Bora timing belt

The VW (Volkswagen) Bora comes in a wagon and sedan variant, this model was produced between 1998 and 2006. This model came with both petrol and diesel engines. Below is the overview of the timing belt replacement intervals. If you don't know which engine your car has, you can enter the license plate number below.

Petrol variants manufactured between 1998 and 2005

  • VW Bora 1.4 i 55 kW = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Bora 1.6 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Bora 1.8 i all variants = 180 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years.
  • VW Bora 2.0 i all variants = 120 000 Kilometres or after a maximum of 5 years. (no uniform interval indicated. Your garage is leading)
  • VW Bora 2.3 V5 110 and 125 kW =Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.
  • VW Bora 2.8 V6 150 kW =Timing chain, check and replace if necessary after 10 years.

Diesel Variants produced between 1998 and 2005

  • VW Bora 1.9 SDI 50 kW up to 2001 = 90 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 SDI 50 kW from 2001 = 1.0 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 66 kW up to 2001 = 1.2 90 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 66 kW from 2001 =. 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 81 kW up to 2001 = 90 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 81 kW from 2001 = 1.0 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 74 kW up to 2003 = 90 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 74 kW from 2003 onwards =. 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 110 kW up to 2003 = 90 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.
  • VW Bora 1.9 TDI 110 kW from 2003 onwards = 1.0 120 000 Kilometres. No maximum number of years. Maximum 10 years is recommended.