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Offline Obbzi

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Am I the next victim?
« on: 04 December 2013, 18:41 »
Just been to my car to set off from work to go home, put the key in turned it, and it struggled to start  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

My car has never ever done this it has never missed a beat :cry: :cry:


I really didn't want to try it again as I have read all the stories on here about the timing chain tensioner fail.

My car is a 59 plate with 52k miles on it but I think I still have 5 months warranty left on it (bought it in April this year with 12 months warranty)

I also sent a message to VW customer services a few weeks ago declaring my worries over the amount of failures happening and whether they would be prepared to sort anything out, so at least my concerns were logged and noted.

Will be in touch with VW tomorrow to get her collected.

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Offline Rgdogg

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #1 on: 04 December 2013, 21:20 »
Fingers crossed for you, hopefully it's nothing to serious, at least you logged your concerns with them.
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Offline Obbzi

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #2 on: 04 December 2013, 21:31 »
Does this sound like the chain tensioner fault?

Will I cause more damage if I try to start the engine again?

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #3 on: 04 December 2013, 22:10 »
Does this sound like the chain tensioner fault?

Will I cause more damage if I try to start the engine again?

Yes- You must resist, because if it does slip it will cause even more damage and more labour costs. But then again, new engine for £500 doesnt sound bad. (Yes - i know we shouldnt have to pay it)
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Offline Obbzi

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #4 on: 04 December 2013, 22:44 »
Just found all my paperwork and the car is still under warranty until next year!
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Offline legg360

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #5 on: 04 December 2013, 23:06 »
This doesn't fill me with confidence, bought my 10 plate GTi with 26k on the clock about a month ago, since then been on this forum seen more and more of this problem.

Im worried as mine is over 3 years old in the next few years when its push 40-50-60k am I gonna have to pay for a new engine VW wont help with a car that old I wouldn't have thought.  :sad:
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Offline gazareth

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #6 on: 05 December 2013, 00:19 »
I think if it was my car and I was planning on keeping it for a long time I would get the tensioner renewed before it fails. much cheaper in long run.

Offline legg360

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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #7 on: 05 December 2013, 08:26 »
I spoke to my local VW tuning specialist and they said they haven't heard of this problem and haven't had any in to fit, his words were something like there is 1000's of those engines produced and only a couple have failed. It would be interesting to find out exactly how many have failed and if there is any trends to predict when it will
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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #8 on: 05 December 2013, 08:49 »
This doesn't fill me with confidence, bought my 10 plate GTi with 26k on the clock about a month ago, since then been on this forum seen more and more of this problem.

Im worried as mine is over 3 years old in the next few years when its push 40-50-60k am I gonna have to pay for a new engine VW wont help with a car that old I wouldn't have thought.  :sad:

Don't get paranoid, the posts on here make it seem that this problem is occurring regularly, but in reality it only occurs rarely on a very small number of cars.
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Re: Am I the next victim?
« Reply #9 on: 05 December 2013, 10:32 »
This doesn't fill me with confidence, bought my 10 plate GTi with 26k on the clock about a month ago, since then been on this forum seen more and more of this problem.

Im worried as mine is over 3 years old in the next few years when its push 40-50-60k am I gonna have to pay for a new engine VW wont help with a car that old I wouldn't have thought.  :sad:

Don't get paranoid, the posts on here make it seem that this problem is occurring regularly, but in reality it only occurs rarely on a very small number of cars.

Yea that's pretty much what the guy said there is what less then 10? so far on here out of the 1000's prob even 10,000's that make the between like 0.1-1% chance. I know its a small chance but with reading about people having PCV (?) and DV value failing and having new turbos fitted under warranty doesn't fulfil me the the quality I expected from VW. Touch wood I wont have any problems but that thoughts always in the back of your head thinking what if.
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