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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Audi and Volkswagen 2.0TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Failure

Audi and Volkswagen 2.0TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Failure

    If you have a 2008-2013 Audi A3/A4 or Volkswagen Jetta/GTI/Passat with a 4 cylinder turbo charged engine, there is a design flaw with serious consequences that we want you to be informed about.   Modern vehicles are equipped with either a timing belt or timing chain that connects that top half of the engine to the bottom half and keeps them synchronized. Failures in this system can result in very expensive repairs or engine replacement. Most timing belt systems are suggested to be replaced at 70,000-100,000 miles. Vehicles with timing chain systems can be maintenance free.   To determine if your 2008 to 2013 vehicle is affected, feel free to call us. Or, you can open your hood and if you see the letters "TSI" on your engine cover then it's very likely your engine is affected. The TSI engine produced by Volkswagen/Audi Group between the years of 2008 and newer is equipped with a timing chain system. The lower tensioner in this engine has been re ... read more

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