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  1. 2.8 cam chain tensioner shoes/pads question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to do the valve cover gaskets, and am getting some CCT shoes ready just in case. My question is, can I remove the CCT just by loosening the intake cam?
  2. 2.0T TSI timing chain tensioners

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    '10 B6 ~75k miles. TSI engine running great. Need a new water pump. Thinking that replacing the original (faulty) timing chain tensioners is an absolute no brainer. Supposedly, VW redesigned the tensioners. My questions: 1) are the tensioners, in fact, redesigned? 2) does anyone know the part...
  3. Cam Chain tensioner gasket replacement passenger side.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Working on my 2003 passat 2.8l v6 trying to fix oil leaks. I'm having a hell of a time using this cam tensioner tool. I have broke 2 of them.(Plastic) The instructions they do give you states to compress the tensioner manually before you use the tool. Which I don't quite understand that . I push...
  4. Cam chain tensioner for 1.8t b5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its time to do the Tensioner on my 02 1.8t b5.5 AWM engine. I been looking at tensioners. Obviously, im not going to buy a ebay 75 buck one. i was on ecs looking around and i saw a hamberg tech 124 bucks and a Hudson what is 142 bucks. Now i saw alot of decent reviews on hudson people going...
  5. Class action suit on timing chain tensioner issues

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just got the letter today informing me of a class action lawsuit suit settlement against VW for the timing chain tensioner defect, and resulting problems. VW has agreed to extend the warranty on the tensioner and timing chain for 10 years or 100K miles, whichever comes first. Doesn't help me...
  6. CCT replace chain also?

    B5 Garage
    I just finished a TB change (1.8 AWM) and am now about to install a new CCT (slight rattle at idle). In all of the excellent writeups on the forum, no one is installing a new chain. My kit came with one. The current chain looks great after 178,000 miles. Would one have to also remove the exhaust...
  7. 2002 2.8 Cam chain issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently did a post on this, previewed it, hit post, and it must have disappeared like oil in this engine....However....here goes. 2002 Passat GLX (I think), 140,000 miles. Purchased 2005 or so, 23000 miles. Oil changes religiously, 3500-5000 mi., 5-20, then 5-30 Synthetic since the notice of...
  8. P0011 Still after Replacing Cam Chain Tensioner

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, I have had this pesky p0011 code for the last couple months. I recently replaced the Cam Chain Tensioner about 3 weekends ago and I just checked again for Codes and it came back p0011 Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Or System Performance Bank 1 I have changed the oil the same...
  9. Sound of a bad chain tensioner?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I recently bought a 09 vw CC and I wonder how a bad tensioner would sound because I heard this engines are loud that I can even heard the sound at the stops when a driving but I dont know if is normal or not so I made a video and uploaded to see if anyone can help with this confusion Link...
  10. When to replace cam chain tensioner/actuator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a rule-of-thumb for when to replace tensioner? Unit in question has approx. 80K miles and seems to be in decent condition. What are the warning signs of a bad part? Thx. Marty.
  11. Spring from cam chain Actuator?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I posted this in the Noob forum but no responses, so i'll try here as well: I'm helping a friend work on is 2004 passat w/ 1.8T motor. He thinks maybe this spring w/ pin came from the cam chain actuator. What do you think? He thinks maybe it fell out when he was cleaning it. Thx. Marty...
  12. Spring from cam chain Actuator?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. I'm helping a friend work on is 2004 passat w/ 1.8T motor. He thinks maybe this spring w/ pin came from the cam chain actuator. What do you think? He thinks maybe it fell out when he was cleaning it. Thx. Marty https://photos.app.goo.gl/P83ZPps5gaIKaLLS2
  13. 2015 Wolfsburg Passat 1.8...timing belt or timing chain?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Would someone that knows definitively answer this for me? I'm at 58K and if there's a timing belt that needs serviced I need to start thinking about it. Thank you in advance.
  14. HELP - dropped a hex bit into an oil passageway under drive chain

    B5 Garage
    I was replacing my valve cover and cam chain tensioner gaskets on my '02 Passat 1.8L GLS and I'm almost 100% sure I dropped a 1" hex bit into what I'm assuming is an oil passageway right under the exhaust camshaft-side of the drive chain. I removed the cam chain tensioner and the intake...
  15. Cam chain pensioner brand recommendation?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I am about to order a cam chain tensioner for my 2003 AWM engine. A Little bit tight on budget here. I found three items that I can afford. Which one would you recommend? I normally would order Febi brand but it is around $330 as opposed to these being around $120 or less. (Bepmic...
  16. Timing Chain Cover Gasket Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've been looking at this today, is it necessary to remove the engine mount on the right side to get the timing chain cover off? While i have it off is it a big deal to also replace the chain tensioner? 2009 Passat Wagon, 2.0T Thanks! Bart
  17. Time to change timing chain cover/gasket?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I'm trying to get my '09 2.0T Passat Wagon into the garage so I can change the timing chain cover gasket which has been leaking for months. Can someone estimate the time it will take to get it done? Is it as simple as removing the screws that are holding it on and then putting it back...
  18. WTB cam chain tensioner for AWM

    WTB/WTT Section
    Anyone have one laying around they want to cut me a deal on? i know i can get a cheap one through ecs but i figured id ask here first as it worked well last time. thanks guys.
  19. Camshaft Timing Chain Tensioner Pad replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I cannot find it selling separately. It seems like a camshaft timing chain tensioner (at least for V6) can only be purchased as a whole assembly. I only found the pads separately on ebay. Or if the pad is worn out then it is the time to replace the whole thing? . Are those pads different for...
  20. Engine noise, possible cam chain, please chime in!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Two days ago my engine started vibrating on idle, feel it on the pedals, and now there is a chain noise. Chain is clicking, higher RPM gets better, but lower RPM and idle I can hear them more. I've searched a bit and I'm possibly looking at cam tensioner but before I dig in, anything you guys...
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