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

AntDub Nov 20, 2009

  1. AntDub

    AntDub Member

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    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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  3. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    I can indeed confirm with AutoData that it is indeed a chain, bit of a bumber about the problem :-(
     
  4. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Is it better or worse to have a chain opposed to a belt?
     
  5. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    belts are cheaper to change & quieter, chains are 'supposed' to last longer and need less maintanance.
     
  6. jb0o

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah, I can hear my chains when I start the engine sometimes..
     
  7. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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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 ???
     
  8. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    Its not impossible. We have noticed chains are stretching on various cars - micra/almera & 3 cylinder corsa's.
     
  9. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i have an audi mind not a jap **** 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
    cheers
    fran
     
  10. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  11. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    im not supprised with a v6 sarah nothing cheap i bet lol
     

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