Passat Sedan V6-3.6L (BLV) (2008)
Drive Belt: Testing and Inspection
Ribbed Belt, Checking
If defects are discovered, the ribbed belt must be replaced immediately. Thereby, failures and malfunctions can be prevented.
Turn over engine at vibration damper/belt pulley using a socket wrench.
Check the ribbed belt for:
‹› Cracks in the underside (surface cracks, fragmenting, cross-section breaks)
‹› Layer separation (outer layer, tension cords)
‹› Wear-through on the underside
‹› Fraying of tension cords
‹› Edge wear (material wear, frayed edges, hardened edges -glazed edges-, surface cracks)
‹› Oil and grease traces