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Old 08-14-2018, 12:59 PM   #1
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Looking for someone to check tensioner

Hey guys Iím in north New Jersey and my GTI is just approaching 93k miles. Earlier I tried checking to see if my timing chain tensioner was updated with a small mirror but I just couldnít tell. Now that the car is getting higher and higher mileage I thought it would be by time to have a knowledgeable person check it out. Anyone in the area willing to come by and help me out? Iíd totally throw a few dollars at you for the help! Thanks!


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Old 08-15-2018, 10:17 PM   #2
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I'm starting to freak out about mine too. Have you gotten any quotes from shops up here?
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:20 PM   #3
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I'm starting to freak out about mine too. Have you gotten any quotes from shops up here?


$260 from one shop so far which I find ridiculous. I mean thatís a good amount in just replacing it


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Old 08-16-2018, 08:38 AM   #4
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If you can get a somewhat decent picture of it and put it up on here i'm sure some people would be able to help you out with identifying it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:46 AM   #5
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If you can get a somewhat decent picture of it and put it up on here i'm sure some people would be able to help you out with identifying it.
It's easy to get a good look at the tensioner if you pull the front passenger wheel, wheel liner, and turbo outlet pipe. The whole job is only a couple of screws and will take 15mins once you have the car on jack stands.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:13 PM   #6
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:27 PM   #7
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I just looked my VIN up and it says itís not part of this current litigation would that mean itís the current revision?


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I just looked my VIN up and it says itís not part of this current litigation would that mean itís the current revision?


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I'm not sure, would be easier to tell by build date probably. What year?

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I'm not sure, would be easier to tell by build date probably. What year?

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Itís a 2012 I believe early like 4/12


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Old 08-27-2018, 09:33 PM   #10
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So you're right on the line. At that mileage though you're near the point of replacing the chains though. I'd check the chain stretch with vagcom if you can and then if it's bad enough just do it all

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So you're right on the line. At that mileage though you're near the point of replacing the chains though. I'd check the chain stretch with vagcom if you can and then if it's bad enough just do it all

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Do you have a link for how to check the chain tension with vag com? I tried searching but that 116 pager is a doozy.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:35 PM   #12
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Do you have a link for how to check the chain tension with vag com? I tried searching but that 116 pager is a doozy.
Uglybastard will know if he sees this, just put it on his Instagram lol. I believe you just go into engine and find the measurement for block 93

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It's easy to get a good look at the tensioner if you pull the front passenger wheel, wheel liner, and turbo outlet pipe. The whole job is only a couple of screws and will take 15mins once you have the car on jack stands.
This. If you can change a flat you can do this job lol.
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I'm starting to freak out about mine too. Have you gotten any quotes from shops up here?
How many miles. What year? Did you receive the class action settlement info in the mail?
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