What's up with timing chains/belts on the 2.5 engine?
This weekend I mentioned to a friend that I had gotten a VW. He used to own an 00 Jetta and said "do the timing chains when they say to, it's expensive when you don't", and then went on to recount a story about his car and a timing chain failure that led to an $1800 repair.
I know that was before the 2.5 engine was out and it looks like this was a VR6, a 1.8, or a 2.0T.
On my 09 2.5 do I need to worry about the timing chains/belts and a change interval? I recall reading somwhere that these are "lifetime" belts but I wasn't sure if that was the case.