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I recently purchased a 2000 GLS and I was wondering what happens if the timing belt breaks. I know that some cars aren't designed for this and the valves will hit the pistons when the timing belt is broken or if the timing's off. Does the 2.0L have this problem? I had this happen to me on my first car (1987 ford escort) and I replaced the cylinder head on that, but my second car (1992 ford escort) didn't have this problem when the belt broke.

If this is a major problem on new beetles, I will change the belt sooner rather than later. I probably should anyways because I noticed some pictures of some blown water pumps on other forums... Anyways, answers would be appreciated!:confused:
 

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Yes, the 2.0 is an interference engine since '00 or '01. I have an '01 and asked the same question of the dealer. I don't even know the recommended interval on the gasser, I'm a little more observant of my TDI's requirements for timing belt change. How many miles on the car?
 
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