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Timing belt broke, is there anyway to tell if it’s non-interference engine by the VIN number? 2002 VW Beetle 2.0 engine

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your Volkswagen Beetle. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

I know nothing about cars, I am a female an ppl are telling me all kinds of stuff as to it probably messed up valves an so forth, just needing to know if it’s a non-interference engine? VIN # is 3VWCB21C72M422842

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** thank you for using just answer. The 2.0 engine is interference. However, I have had some that broke at an idle, or just off of take -off, that I put the engine back in time and put on a new belt, and they were ok.

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VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
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You have options for finding out if it indeed has bent valves. The fastest way is a camera thru the spark plug hole, hopefully on that can also look up, can see if there is valve damage, as well as piston damage.

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