Changing Timing Belt on your VW GOLF car yourself

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When to replace the Timing Belt on your VW GOLF
How often to change the Timing Belt on your VW GOLF . Recommended service and replacement schedules
every 70000 km
Golf I Convertible (155) (01.1979 - 08.1993)
Golf I Hatchback (17) (04.1974 - 12.1985)
Golf II Hatchback (19E, 1G1) (08.1983 - 12.1992)
Golf III Hatchback (1H1) (08.1991 - 07.1998)
Golf III Estate (1H5) (07.1993 - 04.1999)
Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) (08.1997 - 06.2005)
Golf IV Variant (1J5) (05.1999 - 06.2006)
Golf IV Convertible (1E) (06.1998 - 06.2002)
Golf V Hatchback (1K1) (10.2003 - 02.2009)
Golf Plus / Crossgolf (5M1, 521) (01.2005 - 12.2013)
Golf V Variant (1K5) (06.2007 - 07.2009)
Golf VI Hatchback (5K1) (10.2008 - 11.2013)
Golf VI Variant (AJ5) (07.2009 - 07.2013)
Golf VI Convertible (517) (03.2011 - 05.2016)
Citi Golf Hatchback (01.1978 - 12.2010)
Golf VII Hatchback (5G1, BQ1, BE1, BE2) (08.2012 - ...)
Golf VII Variant (BA5, BV5) (04.2013 - ...)
Golf VII Alltrack (BA5, BV5) (12.2014 - ...)
Golf II Van (19E, 1G1) (08.1983 - 07.1991)
Golf III Van (1H1) (08.1991 - 12.1997)
Golf IV Van (1J1) (05.2000 - 05.2004)
Golf Van IV Variant (1J5) (05.1999 - 06.2006)
Golf VI Van (5K1_) (10.2008 - 11.2012)
Golf VIII Hatchback (CD1) (07.2019 - ...)
Golf VIII Variant (08.2020 - ...)
Golf VIII Alltrack VIII (CG5) (11.2020 - ...)
every 180000 km
first time at 90.000 km (54000 mi) , then every 30.000 km (18000 mi)
first time at 240.000 km (144000 mi) , then every 30.000 km (18000 mi)
No change interval prescribed by manufacturer.
not prescribed by the manufacturer
Golf I Convertible (155) (01.1979 - 08.1993)
Golf III Convertible (1E7) (07.1993 - 05.1998)
Golf II Hatchback (19E, 1G1) (08.1983 - 12.1992)
Golf III Hatchback (1H1) (08.1991 - 07.1998)
Golf III Estate (1H5) (07.1993 - 04.1999)
Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) (08.1997 - 06.2005)
Golf IV Variant (1J5) (05.1999 - 06.2006)
Golf IV Convertible (1E) (06.1998 - 06.2002)
Golf V Hatchback (1K1) (10.2003 - 02.2009)
Golf Plus / Crossgolf (5M1, 521) (01.2005 - 12.2013)
Golf V Variant (1K5) (06.2007 - 07.2009)
Golf VI Hatchback (5K1) (10.2008 - 11.2013)
Golf VI Variant (AJ5) (07.2009 - 07.2013)
Golf VI Convertible (517) (03.2011 - 05.2016)
Golf VII Hatchback (5G1, BQ1, BE1, BE2) (08.2012 - ...)
Golf VII Variant (BA5, BV5) (04.2013 - ...)
Golf Sportsvan (AM1, AN1) (02.2014 - ...)
every 210000 km
every 120000 km
every 150000 km
every 30000 km / every 2 years
at 90.000 km (54000 mi) , then every 30.000 km (18000 mi)
Golf III Convertible (1E7) (07.1993 - 05.1998)
Golf III Hatchback (1H1) (08.1991 - 07.1998)
Golf III Estate (1H5) (07.1993 - 04.1999)
Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) (08.1997 - 06.2005)
Golf IV Variant (1J5) (05.1999 - 06.2006)
Golf IV Convertible (1E) (06.1998 - 06.2002)
Golf V Hatchback (1K1) (10.2003 - 02.2009)
Golf Plus / Crossgolf (5M1, 521) (01.2005 - 12.2013)
every 90000 km
every 15000 km / every 1 years
every 30000 km