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

Any news on this?
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