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Offline wasp

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Time taken to replace GTI tensioner
« on: 10 August 2019, 01:20 »
Hi
I know this has been done to death but could someone who has actually changed the tensioner them selves tell me how long it takes  :undecided: :undecided:
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Re: Time taken to replace GTI tensioner
« Reply #1 on: 10 August 2019, 17:31 »
Due to age and milage most will have stretched chains by now so I would suggest changing them too.
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https://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116986

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Offline david25

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Re: Time taken to replace GTI tensioner
« Reply #2 on: 11 August 2019, 14:15 »
There is a mega PDF here
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?8823481-DIY-TSI-Timing-Chain-Tensioner-Replacement!
if you are attempting DIY, I guess "several" hours
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Re: Time taken to replace GTI tensioner
« Reply #3 on: 11 August 2019, 15:06 »
Not the answer to your question but when I replaced the intake manifold it took me twice as long as dealer timings and this was a 'relatively simple' task that required few other bits to be removed. Elsewhere on the site I remembered this from Seabrook 132:

Total cost for the work was £872.61. That includes 6.5 hours labour coming in at £468 and then the rest (£404.61) in parts which I will list:

06K 109 158 AD - Timing Chain - £61.08 + VAT
06K 109 467 K - Chain Tensioner - £40.09 + VAT
06H 109 469 AP - Rail (Chain Guide) - £7.75 + VAT
06H 109 509 Q - Rail (Chain Guide) - £12.24 + VAT
06H 109 469 T - Rail (Chain Guide) - £7.09 + VAT
06J 115 403 Q - Oil Filter - £13.24 + VAT
06H 103 483 D - Gasket - £11.58 + VAT
06L 103 085 B - Seal - £6.17 + VAT
D 174 003 M2 - Timing Cover Sealant - £32.90 + VAT
D 154 103 A1 - Sealant - £63.18 + VAT
06H 103 483 C - Gasket - £20.09 + VAT
06H 103 121 J - Gasket - £6.66 + VAT
WHT 007 212 B - Seal Ring - £3.02 + VAT
06H 109 257 C - Camshaft Control Valve - £40.89 + VAT
1K0 201 160 BG - Breather Pipe - £11.18 + VAT

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