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    Does the 1.6 FSI Engine code : BLP - Have they got a timing belt or chain ?? :S

    I sent my car in for a new timing belt / cam belt & water pump.. within 1 hour i had a call saying they couldnt do it because its the engine code BLP ? which uses a timing chain as a pose to a belt ?

    Im still not convinced? Is it true ?

    BLP ??

    Anyone ?

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    for any one whos interested, i found this link which seems to say it is chain driven

    http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/t/90256.aspx?PageIndex=1

    unfortunatly by chance i have just noticed i experience the same thing the thread above is reffering to boo hoo!

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    I can indeed confirm with AutoData that it is indeed a chain, bit of a bumber about the problem :-(
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    Is it better or worse to have a chain opposed to a belt?
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    belts are cheaper to change & quieter, chains are 'supposed' to last longer and need less maintanance.
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    Yeah, I can hear my chains when I start the engine sometimes..
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    hi i know this is a old thread but ive been having the same noise as mentioned in the mk5 link for the past 3 years of owning the car and what everybody on there is saying that the chain and tensioner needs replacing is this true ???
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Its not impossible. We have noticed chains are stretching on various cars - micra/almera & 3 cylinder corsa's.
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    i have an audi mind not a jap crap bucket lol just kidding a few people have said it could be the chain stretching any idea how much it is to replace not labour just the parts
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    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    The chains are also stretching on the 3.2s. There are a few guys on here that have had theirs changed, not a cheap job.


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    im not supprised with a v6 sarah nothing cheap i bet lol
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


 

 

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