2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

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2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by VLVN » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:10 am

My timing chain failed 5 days before it was due to go to mechanic for replacement :bang:
I thought I was being way too premature with replacing the timing chain because my car only has 98000km's on the clock.
I was hoping that their would not have been engine damage since it failed on cold start. I had my car towed to Ryan from RPM and they stripped the engine...turns out I was not so lucky :(
I'm waiting on a quote from RPM at the moment, but I started this topic so that I can share specifics surrounding the timing chain-tensioner assembly. Will keep you posted about the developments :)
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Ian_F » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:16 am

Terrible news. Good luck with the repair work!
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Belix » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:20 pm

What car and year model?
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Titleists » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:11 pm

Who wants to put this into action in SA?

https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2018 ... suit.shtml
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Supervan II » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:29 pm

Titleists wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Who wants to put this into action in SA?

https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2018 ... suit.shtml
Newsflash: This is (South)Africa. our vehicle manufacturers wipe their arses off on more serious issues.

The Ford Kuga saga is but one example ...
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Post by Belix » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm

If enough people get on board, it can happen here too. Easy to ignore 1 customer, not so much when it's 100 with lawyers.
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Post by panic-mechanic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:50 pm

all that is going to happen is there will be a 100 rich lawyers.
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by dazza » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am

That really sucks... was literally the first thing I did when I got my G6 GTI, straight to the mech to do the tensioner and chains etc
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Wade » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Eina. What car and year model and what km were you on?
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by ICE King » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:01 am

I'm going to give the car model a guess, 2010 - 2012 Mk6 GTI or Scirocco?

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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Silverbird_96Kw » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:20 pm

Any news on this?
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by Timbo_za » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:42 pm

I had my timing chain/tensioner fail on my 2.0 TFSI TT the day after it came back from its 105k service at Audi Rivonia and R26k later it's back on the road.

Luckily there wasn't any damage to the engine but I'm not totally happy since I asked them to take a look at the timing belt/chain as it had started to get intermittently noisy at idle. My advice is to take it in as soon as you notice any slightly odd rattling sounds.
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Re: 2.0 TSI Timing Chain-Tensioner Failure

Post by GTiJoe » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:20 am

VLVN wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:10 am
My timing chain failed 5 days before it was due to go to mechanic for replacement :bang:
I thought I was being way too premature with replacing the timing chain because my car only has 98000km's on the clock.
I was hoping that their would not have been engine damage since it failed on cold start. I had my car towed to Ryan from RPM and they stripped the engine...turns out I was not so lucky :(
I'm waiting on a quote from RPM at the moment, but I started this topic so that I can share specifics surrounding the timing chain-tensioner assembly. Will keep you posted about the developments :)
Sorry Bro!
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