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Can chain tensioner

AGU-TURBO Apr 18, 2011

  1. AGU-TURBO

    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    anybody no were i can get a cam chain tensioner from

    has annybody used the one from ebay (china) £50

    ive spoke to audi and the prices were:

    timing chain £51
    timing chain tensioner £142
    timing chain gaskets £7.15

    which i think is a bit excessive
     
  2. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Personally I wouldn't touch anything off eBay. The cam chain is very important, I'd only use Audi mate. Sorry, probably not what you want to hear!

    Just out of interest why do you need a new one?
     
  3. AGU-TURBO

    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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    Yeh there just so exspensive, ill have to ring audi up tommoz and get one ordered :sob:

    im changing it as i can here a metalic sort of noise when reving between 2k - 3k coming from that side of engine. it could just be one of the runners is worn, but i don't want to do all the work and find out its not cured. i will also be changing the chain as well as ive got to change the cam belt as there is a funny noise coming from down there some were aswell

    please see my other thread regarding that:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/117831-1-8t-noise-problems.html
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    If I was you i'd get a 2nd opinion before you shell out all that cash mate just incase it's not the chain tensioner.
     
  5. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Timing chain tensioner £152!!??? Baragain
     
  6. finesse

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Usually 350
     
  7. alijames

    alijames Active Member

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    I got one from the US, via eBay, but a private deal, for my AMK last year. Cost me £125 delivered, instead of the £300 odd Audi wanted! Done ~5k miles so far and all is hunky-dorey. I think Tufty did the same and his motor is running slightly more power than mine. The non VVT ones are a lot cheaper both from Audi and from the US.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Thats for a VVT

    None VVT price
     
  9. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    I bought a vvt from ebay for about £150 with all the gaskets and was perfectly fine. Ran it for about 6k and was fine until my cambelt snapped and the electronic part blew for some reason. If it wasnt for my cambelt snapping i would say i would still be running it.
     
  10. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Tuffty is also using a non-OE one currently with no problems as far as I know.

    For the VVT ones, it's worth it for the cost saving, for the non VVT ones, I'd stick with genuine.
     
  11. AGU-TURBO

    AGU-TURBO Audi a3 1.8t AGU

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  12. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    +1
     
  13. dov

    dov New Member

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    Hy Guys,
    I know its been a while, just rebuilding my motor and have timed the cams/chain. The bottom of the chain is loose around the lower tensioner and I cant remember if there was a spring on the bottom to provide tensioning like the later BAM style units?
    Should there be slack until the oil pressure builds? Motor not in the car yet so cant try that :wacko:
    dov
     

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