Author Topic: Timing Chain tensioner Failure List (timing issue)- Please Update with Your Info  (Read 269274 times)

Offline Pld118

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Sid,

The info I got confirmed in response to the list of parts you have was from a main dealer who eventually supplied the parts although I'm sure VW Trade Parts Specialist will be equally able to source the same parts.

The information on these parts that I was sent an emailed parts illustration of from the VW Parts Dept was taken from the ETKA [computerised] Parts System, illustration number 109/068.  All they should need is the year of your car, the model (e.g Golf) and the chassis number.

Offline andygo

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To be realistic, if your GTi is low mileage, forget the chain and stuff like the engine mounting bolts as they should be ok to go again. My £120 parts cost included a new timing chain cover which in hindsight was a luxury. If you are careful when taking it off (its pressed steel, not a cheapo plastic part) it also will go again.

As i mentioned earlier, I'll do a step by step. Its not that hard. but its important to have the right tools.
 
I always look at these jobs on the basis that when you take it to a garage to have work done, the workshop isn't staffed by NASA, just ordinary blokes. If they can do it, so can you and I!  :)

There's a lot of satisfaction in DIY, not the least in £'s saved...

Offline Pld118

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Sage advice andygo and definitely, a poundsaving DIY experience can be very satisfying  :smiley:

For those that don't have the tools, the confidence or time to attempt this job, £350 to a competent mechanic for guaranteed work is not a lot of money to spend keeping what is an expensive vehicle tip top, on the road and free from a very expensive failure!

Offline Jags 84

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Hi guys my wife called me to say her gti is now falling to start! She said It's turning however making some horrible noises but won't start

Offline RocketRossUK

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Tell her to stop trying in, could be timing chain that has snapped. New engine and labor £2000
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Offline Pld118

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Hi guys my wife called me to say her gti is now falling to start! She said It's turning however making some horrible noises but won't start

If the failure to now start is related to the timing chain tensioner/ consequential failure, if your warranty states that it covers such failures (aside to 'wear and tear') then you should be able to successfully argue that you are entitled to have the repairs covered, provided you can verify that your car mileage is genuine and that the car has been properly service and maintained within approved VW service and maintenance schedules.

Any warranty company effort at rebuttal of claim on the grounds of 'wear and tear' should be able to be successfully counter argued on the grounds that the car has only done low miles, has been serviced and maintained within VW guidelines and the golden nugget I n your counter argument should be the fact that VW do not require these cars to have the timing chain tensioner, chain and/ or components replaced at anywhere near the age of and low miles that your car has covered.
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Offline Jags 84

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Ok guys got green flag to come out & the chap got me to turn it over whilst he had the oil filler cap off, it was making popping noises so he told me to turn it off and said it seems to have no compression so would have to be towed in. Whilst waiting for the tow I called VW customer services & explained to them that I was very unhappy as the car had just left the dealers on Tuesday afternoon & I was told to carry on driving it until the engine light comes on (which I managed to get in writing on the invoice) so the chap at VW was basically telling me to be reactive rather than proactive! Vw customer services are now going to work alongside west London vw to rectify the problem. The car is a 09 plate with full vw dealer history upto date, it has only 67k miles. I am really hoping they pull there finger out!

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you're very lucky you got them to write it down or this situation could have been a lot worse for you. They should side in your favour and hopefully you will get a good result.
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Offline Jags 84

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Had an apology from VW customers services which made me feel a little better today however got my fingers crossed for when they call me with the outcome on Tuesday.

Offline Scottw

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All these issues are making me think I should go for a mk 5 gti,and have some change left over !