Author Topic: Timing Chain tensioner Failure List (timing issue)- Please Update with Your Info  (Read 198313 times)

Jimmymature

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« Last Edit: 20 December 2013, 15:43 by Jimmymature »

Offline RocketRossUK

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Does anyone have the original email they sent to VW Customer care about this issue so we can all use it as a template and adjust where necessary. Will save time for the the lads who are about to go through the process and i will attach it to the sticky thread.

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59 plate , 34,000 miles, failed during service at the dealers in september:shocked: speak about timing :tongue:
out of warranty so a 70% contribution at £713.93 + Vat. I'd had it 9 months and my service was the first done at VW, the previous owner used a specialist. My dealer didn't seem to be bothered about that though.

Mine didn't fail completely, it was noisy so they put it on the machine and it flagged the Cam and crankshaft position sensors, the dealers knew about the problem so got straight on to it. They checked the tensioner as a matter of course, but warned me from the outset i would probably get a new engine. When they opened it up to look at the chain they found lots of metal particles as the chain had been rubbing the inside of the casing, so they also changed the Turbo, intercooler and anything else associated with the oil system.

Been running sweet as ever since :cool:

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Offline Mattyj

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Is this just a gti issue? Can't believe how early some of these have failed how come no recall? VW service has massively slipped no pun intended

Offline Snoopy

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Yes just GTI or cars with the timing chained 2.0 TSI engine.
The GTD uses a timing belt and a different type of tensioner.
The GTI Edition 35 and R uses a timing belt and a different type of tensioner.
The 1.4 TSI has a similar chain issue but this is a 2009-2013 2.0 TSI list.

No recall as its not a saftey related item. It fails at cold startup.
« Last Edit: 20 December 2013, 21:26 by Snoopy »
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great thread, very informative. running an 09 plate myself, this issue is constantly on my mind.

would be great to hear some precautions I could take to try and avoid it.

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Offline Snoopy

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great thread, very informative. running an 09 plate myself, this issue is constantly on my mind.

would be great to hear some precautions I could take to try and avoid it.
There are no precautions apart from changing the tensioner to the latest revision.  As I stated in an earlier post this will cost about £300 by a specialist.
Sometimes it shows by a rattly chain noise at cold start up. Sometimes no warning at all the mechanical ratchet just fails.
« Last Edit: 20 December 2013, 21:23 by Snoopy »
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Offline C3PO

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59 plate 50k, rattle just started, hoping to make it to the 30/12 when chain and tensioner being replaced
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I've got 61k on the clock, so it'll be due a change shortly anyway as a matter of course. I might get it done earlier for some peace of mind.

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WHAT TO LISTEN OUT FOR IF YOU EVEN GET ANY WARNING SIGN

Here is the upload of my engine over the past few weeks and as you can tell its getting worse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF4hyTLVCOQ
« Last Edit: 21 December 2013, 08:14 by Snoopy »
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