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I will be replacing the timing belt, water pump, t-stat on my wife's 2003 VW beetle AVH 2.0L. I haven't been able to locate a DIY article or thread specifically to the beetle- mostly just for Jetta's/Golfs. I have a Bentley manual for my '02 Jetta(Manual covers 99.5-05 jetta's/golfs) which I think should cover the engine related specifics- but not sure what's different specifically to the Beetle, if much, besides tighter engine bay? Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

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timing belt 2.0

I am in the middle of a water pump/belt change this damp weekend in Memphis. There are two videos on u-tube that also are helpful. Finally, I have found the timing marks as shown in the 1.8 change out. Proceeding slowly and had some difficulty with getting the engine mount out. I had to jack the engine up and pull it forward to get removal room. Tomorrow should go smoother.
 
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