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


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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    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.


    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.


    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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