Hey guys, just got a new to me 2011 VW GTI manual with 90k miles on the odometer. First order of business is to change the engine oil, air filter and spark plugs. Anything else you guys recommend for peace of mind?
Only OEM parts when it comes to timing components.
The chain stretches over time and they've released a revised version of it. You can also check chain stretch with vagcom/vcds.
There's also a little hole you can peer into to verify if the tensioner is the old or new version. You never know what the previous owner did. I traded in my mk6 with 75k miles and I did the tensioner and chain before it was traded in. You might not get that lucky, but it'd be better to check before diving in completely.
Yes, I figured OEM would be the way to go. Do you guys have a part number for the revised tensioner? Or a website that sells OEM parts? I'm coming from a Honda Accord and there are some sites that sell OEM Honda parts, figured there should be something like that for Volkswagen