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Guys I' getting ready to do the timing chain and guides replacement in the next 2 weeks. Is there a word to the not-so-wise before I take the plunge and do this? Is there anything else I'll need to replace while I'm at it for preventive maintenence?
 

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Re: Timing chain replacement - any advice would be appreciated (FastVR6VW)

How's your clutch/flywheel? You also need to change the timing chain tensioner too.

If you do your clutch/flywheel, don't forget the rear-main seal. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Timing chain replacement - any advice would be appreciated (chuck_simpson)

I am doing the tensioners too... BTW it's an auto and I have a pretty good idea of how many hours it is going to take.... Any other ideas? Any seals or gaskets I should replace in the process?
 

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Re: Timing chain replacement - any advice would be appreciated (dfinn)

100,000 miles is what I am generally seeing as recommended. I'm hearing that it normally goes out between 106 and 110 thousand normally. I have 91,000 miles. Mine just upped and started making the ever annoying clatter at idle and it is parked and has been since that day. I'm just now getting around to actually doing it.
 

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Re: Timing chain replacement - any advice would be appreciated (FastVR6VW)

Buy some flywheel stretch bolts, as they are one use only. And, be careful when you replace the hydraulic chain tensioner - if it gets too much oil in it it will wear out the metal/plastic chain tensioner VERY quickly.
Or, since you are in Memphis, call German Auto Tech (870)735-5966. And, let them worry about it - they are very reasonable. It's just a short trip across the old bridge.
 
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