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Old 02-06-2016, 08:19 PM   #701
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vehicle cut off at about 30 mph and check engine light came on.. did it to me three more times so i took it in.. dealer stated there was a memo to replace the cam if that failure occurred.. no real explanation they only said it was the chain or the tensioner..
the bill to insurance was 2900.00... whew..
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:11 PM   #702
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vehicle cut off at about 30 mph and check engine light came on.. did it to me three more times so i took it in.. dealer stated there was a memo to replace the cam if that failure occurred.. no real explanation they only said it was the chain or the tensioner..
the bill to insurance was 2900.00... whew..
Wow that bill is massive, you lucked out. From what it sounds like, it wasn't a tensioner failure. A tensioner would start to cause a chain rattle on startup right before they fail and they fail on start up when the stress is the greatest.

Either way you lucked out with having an awesome warranty.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:08 AM   #703
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:13 AM   #704
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Mine is 04/11 I should change the tensioner right ? And looking at that they go out by 70k I need to get mine done asap rather pay this than get a whole new motor
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:48 PM   #705
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There is a class action for VW 2.0 TSI timing chain tensioner failures.

https://defectiveconsumerproducts.wordpress.com
I just saw this today!

If there is Class Action coming and I hope there is, we are going to need analysis and reporting like this tread from another forum.
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102001
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:02 AM   #706
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Yes, I encourage everyone to read this regarding the failed tensioner!!
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:15 PM   #707
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Does anyone know if there has been a Spreadsheet put together with the failure mileages, oil types Mods, Trans types? Anything like that?
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:33 PM   #708
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Does anyone know if there has been a Spreadsheet put together with the failure mileages, oil types Mods, Trans types? Anything like that?
No. You should PM everyone that posted a failure and make a list.

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No. You should PM everyone that posted a failure and make a list.

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I might take some time and do this.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:45 PM   #710
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My friend with the 09 just told me he let his wife drive and now it won't start. I hope it's not this.
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:31 PM   #711
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This doesnt really tell us what the new one looks like... Neither does his other video.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:06 PM   #712
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This doesnt really tell us what the new one looks like... Neither does his other video.
look at the first post of this thread.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:36 PM   #713
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i came across this post from vwvortex and looks like you can use vagcom to monitor chains (and can predict imminent failure). according to that post, measuring blocks 093 should be +/- 4 degrees.

i just did my car (it's a '11, so surely has the old tensioner still) and it's at +3.15 degrees. any other volunteers for measurements?
Anyone else know about this? I'd be nice to see if I was close to imminent failure. Worried about the tensioner on my 2010. Going on 72,000 miles. Dealer wants $500 in labor, didn't get to check on part cost.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:14 AM   #714
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Anyone else know about this? I'd be nice to see if I was close to imminent failure. Worried about the tensioner on my 2010. Going on 72,000 miles. Dealer wants $500 in labor, didn't get to check on part cost.
$500 in labor is actually really really good. That's what my mechanic charged as well. I've gotten quotes for labor in other places for $800-1200.
I got the parts here:
https://www.europaparts.com/timing-c...0t-tsi-ae.html

(didn't get any gaskets/hardware or valves, since mechanic said it wasn't necessary and he had all else he needed)

Price for the chains and tensioner went up a bit, that kit (minus hardware/gaskets/valves) ran me $278 in September 2015. Looks like it's $348 as configured now.
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