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  1. 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. 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...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley. I forgot to check the other pulleys while I had the belt off. How do I check the other pulleys? Is it as simple as releasing the tension on the belt via the tensioner and then spinning each of the other pulleys to hear if they make any...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I followed the instructions at the link below and after everything was replaced and I was ready to pull the pin that is already in place when you buy a new tensioner, I realized that the pin was too short, there was no way I could reach it or get a grip on it to pull the pin out, so, I took the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I noticed that the hydaulic tensioner doesn't tension the pulley (picture). I was able to move the pulley lever up and down a couple of millimeters. I loosened the nut, rotated the pulley clockwise using pliers and tightened it. The belt between the cam and the water pump is...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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. 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. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HELP! I am getting a MIL and 17927 code "Camshaft Adjustment, Bank 1 Malfunction - Sporadic" after replacing both cam chain tensioners on my 2003 V6 (I had a broken pad on one side, and given the mileage I decided to replace them both). To do this job, I removed both cams on both sides, along...
  11. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, Just went through the nightmare of changing the half moon seal and gasket on the ATQ passenger's side, hopefully it doesn't leak because I had little to no room to get things done even though tool 3366 had the chain slackened. Now I'm trying to do the cam tensioner cap on this side...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    OK, for the life of me I've got it loose and just cannot get the old one out, there's got to be a trick I am missing. Anyone got some help for me?
  13. 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.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys. Back in May 2017, my lovely wife was driving the 2003 Passat 1.8T wagon, and the engine seized. We had it towed to a shop, and they said the valves hit the pistons, most likely. So, I had it towed back to my house, and I began the discovery process to see what failed. The car had...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have new tensioner shoes on the way, yay!!! Do I have to do anything special to remove them? I have the compression tool but do I need to unbolt the cams to get the tensioners out? And if I have to unbolt the cams do I need that big timing bar alignment tool to do so? Also, if I have to...
  16. 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...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to know the consequences of not replacing the cam tensioner gasket. I am about to replace the whole pcv system and the valve cover gasket due to oil leaks caused by bad check valve. My car is at 191,000 miles and I want to do enough work to keep it on the road for the next 10,000 -...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am in the process of replacing a cam chain tensioner in my 2002 Passat 1.8T and I think I messed up big time: before removing the old tensioner I did NOT set the car to TDC! Current state is that I have removed the old tensioner and have not put a new one in place yet, but I...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 V6: In the course of timing belt replacement on my 2001 2.8L, with the car in service position, old timing belt removed, I began to replace the cam and valve seals on the passenger side. The instruction video (https://youtu.be/SDjZYC29rm8) and Bentley recommended removing the shafts and...
  20. B6 Garage
    I am looking for help on the serpentine belt tensioner. I want to put on a new belt and don't know whether I should go ahead and buy a new tensioner assembly or just buy the rolller. Does anybody know the process for how to remove the tensioner? I can easily remove the belt and the bolt that...
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