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3.2 fsi quattro cam chain

saxonblue Nov 21, 2013

  1. saxonblue

    saxonblue Member

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    OK, I got the 3.2 fsi Quattro, and its got a cam / timing chain, now one garage told me that there's nothing I need to do with it, its a life of the car thing and will never need adjusting, or any kind of work doing to it.
    BUT, I just saw an older program of 5th gear, on it was a golf with the same 3.2 engine , Jason from 5th gear says, there ace but look out for the chain going funny, there should be something in the service history telling you its been done, if not it could cost you £1000.


    what do I need to do, if anything..........
    confused!!!!! plz help:think:
     
  2. JimmyH

    JimmyH Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yes I saw that also, he mentioned about the tensioner failing.
     
  3. saxonblue

    saxonblue Member

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    yep, that he did, should I be worried??????
    mine seems to be fine, but it have got 124000 on the clock
     
  4. imotepify

    imotepify Member

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    Any updates on this thread?
     
  5. igor781

    igor781 Member

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    The issue is with cam tensioner in all fsi/tfsi VAG engines.The solution as i find out is avoiding long life oil service and change oil every 7500 miles
     
  6. imotepify

    imotepify Member

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    So what oil do you guys recommend?
     
  7. igor781

    igor781 Member

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    Well in my a6 3.2 fsi i am using Liqui Moly 4200 5W-30 or Fuchs Titan gt 5W-30.I do max 7500 miles.
     
  8. saxonblue

    saxonblue Member

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    I have it serviced every 12 months, or about 7.5k-8.5k miles without fail, the guy I use is a vw guru and only uses the oils, fluids you would get from vw / Audi, so I no its good stuff in there,
    he told me not to worry, and said trust me, you would know if the chain was going faulty as you would hear it for ages first
     
  9. igor781

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    Oils from Vw/Audi dealers are castrol or quantum so very average overpriced stuff.I prefer to pay bit extra for very good oils from Valvoline, Lm of Fuchs.I service the car with super guru ex racing driver who also used to build engines for one of the Uk racing Championships
     
  10. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I think the key to the long life of any engine is to move away from the stupid long life servicing, I change my oil every 6 months or 5K miles, and just use the quantum stuff. Also don't buy the oil from the VW/Audi dealers, it's a dam sight cheaper from TPS.
     
  11. saxonblue

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    The oil he uses is valvoline. Or at least that's what's in the big tub
    I top up with castrol or half odds own stuff
     

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