Author Topic: Timing Chain Manufacturers  (Read 1898 times)

Offline srichar3

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Timing Chain Manufacturers
« on: 10 July 2021, 14:57 »
I have a 1.4tsi 160 that needs the timing chain replaced, the guy who is doing the work has quoted for a genuine VW chain but I have seen aftermarket chains available for a lot less. Hes told me he recommends the VW one but I'm welcome to supply the parts if I wish.

Clearly the labor cost and the risk of engine damage if failure occurs makes this a job that may not be worth taking a risk with low quality parts.

With this in mind are there any aftermarket brands for timing chains that can be trusted? FAI are around a third of the price but I have heard bad things about them.


Offline joe6

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Re: Timing Chain Manufacturers
« Reply #1 on: 11 July 2021, 18:06 »
You get a 2 year warranty on VW parts fitted correctly.
Mk6 GTI Carbon Grey, 2010 Bluetooth and voice fitted, a few VCDS mods still a comfortable family car. Red Scirocco 2011 twin charger stage 1 - enjoyable drive now gone.  White 2016 Polo GTI (roller skate on steroids) replaced with an Indium Grey 2019 7.5 GTI PP.