Does the 2004 VW Touareg V8 have a timing belt or chain?

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Hi everyone, I recently bought a 2004 VW Touareg with a V8 engine and I’m trying to figure out if it has a timing belt or a timing chain. Can someone clear this up for me?

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    2024-06-11T06:30:32-05:00

    I own a 2004 VW Touareg V8 myself, and I can confirm that it uses a timing chain, not a timing belt. Timing chains are generally more durable and don’t require the frequent replacements that belts do, which is a nice plus for long-term ownership.

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    2024-06-11T06:31:59-05:00

    You’re correct in wanting to know this information for maintenance purposes. The 2004 VW Touareg V8 does indeed have a timing chain. This is good news because timing chains usually last much longer than belts and often don’t need to be replaced as part of regular maintenance.

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    2024-06-11T06:32:42-05:00

    Congratulations on your new Touareg! I can confirm that the 2004 VW Touareg V8 comes equipped with a timing chain. The 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 models have a timing belt, while the V6 models have a timing chain.

    This means you won’t have to worry about changing it as you would with a timing belt, though it’s still important to keep an eye on it and ensure it’s in good condition as your vehicle ages.

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