Chain tensioner S3

garymenace

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Does anybody know if there a way of inspecting/replacing the timing chain tensioner without removing the valve cover on a 2008 pre-facelift S3? I've searched and all the videos/posts and even kits for replacing the chain and tensioner show the removal of the valve cover? Thanks
 

leshkin

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I would say that you have your answer then - to do it properly, you have to be able to lock the cams in position, which will require the cam cover to come off.
 

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Thanks, I was hoping there might have been an easier way to inspect it I hadn't found yet.
 
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