Author Topic: Timing Chain tensioner Failure List (timing issue)- Please Update with Your Info  (Read 265683 times)

Offline RocketRossUK

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the TPS will be the latest upgraded version. VW have done 3 or 4 revisions to the tensioner and 2-3 revisions to the housing and magnet part.
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Offline JIMMYBRODIE

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Thanks Rocket.

Does anyone have a list of these part numbers and experience of the longevity? Thanks

Offline mikegti77

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Thanks Rocket.

Does anyone have a list of these part numbers and experience of the longevity? Thanks

Page 14.... all the info is in the thread.

I had mine changed 15 months / 15K miles ago, touch wood the engine is still in one piece! (now 67K miles)
« Last Edit: 14 April 2015, 08:29 by mikegti77 »
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Offline JIMMYBRODIE

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Magis thanks

Offline Dubbit

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Tried to PM you but I think you don't have enough posts to be PMed.

So looking back at the invoice they charged me 370 (that includes 40 for oil change). You could combine it with a service if you aren't bothered about it being a non VW garage. The invoice number is 1022085 if that helps?

600 sounds way off and it seems they're capitalising on it!

I ended up going to a local place "Laszlo" VW specialists in South Harrow. They charged me 220+vat & I supplied the replacement tensioner.

Dont think anyone can beat that in the London area.  :cool:

Offline andygo

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Good deal, well done.

Offline SunnyGTI

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surely purchasing vw's approved used warranty will cover this sort of thing? I'm struggling to understand why with the knowledge of this issue, people don't purchase it, in light of the potential bill its peanuts. I was quoted £370 for the year (fully comp).

Can't do online quotes but worth calling up 0845 641 9767

 i have just purcahsed vd approved warrenty the highest type for around £360 with road side assistance. hopefully will cover when mine goes bang! :shocked:

£360 for the VW extended warranty is not expensive at all then.....given that VW's are not as reliable as we think I think £360 a year is money well spent. I am definitely going to look into it now...

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First Post - same sorry story

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Engine died at Easter - recovered to VW in Cambridge - Timing chain tensioner had failed. Initially told £6500 to replace the engine. I haggled to £3500 then finally was offered £1500.

The breakdown between parts and labour was a bit of a three card trick but basically I was told VW would pay 100% parts and I was paying for labour. I showed them the TSB and the list of problems others on this site had reported, but could not get them to budge. They claimed to have never heard of the problem before  :huh:...

Pretty ticked off with VW in general after this - it's obviously a common failure and VW are trying to minimise their cost by haggling each case individually rather than any consistent response.

I've written to VW Customer services but having paid them now I'll not be holding my breath.

Thank you to everyone on this site - I'd have been much less prepared without all this info.


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So I have been offered the replacement engine fitted for £3100... Not sure how to proceed from here. I asked for the address of VW's UK based legal team so I could get my solicitor involved which I was given along with the response.. "You will not receive a further offer" I also asked for a quote to be sent to me after they gave me the offer. My thinking being if I go legal at least I would still have that offer in writing. However when I received it there was no sign of the "Goodwill"

Offline gaurav_aidasani

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That is very poor customer service by VW