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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Question: Timing Belt and engine type



, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Richmond, VA, November 09, 2010, 12:20

The timing belt in my 96 VW cabrio broke and I'm trying to decide if it's worth fixing. Can anyone tell me if it is an interference or non-interference engine?

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    November 14, 2010, 17:11

    My reference show that it's an interference engine. Very likely there's significant internal damage to the engine. You may do well to check out a guaranteed used engine and put a new timing belt and water pump on it before it goes into the car.
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