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2002 volkswagen beetle: interference or non-interference engine

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I have a 2002 volkswagon beetle GLS. Is the engine an interference or non-interference engine?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.

Hi,

 

Yes, your engine is an interference engine which means if the timing belt breaks, the valves hit the top of the pistons and bend.

 

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