[Vwdiesel] Timing belt tensioner

Shalyn Shourds sshourds at flash.net
Mon Dec 15 16:41:08 PST 2008

I lost a TDI head to a blown tensioner.  Supposedly, it had been 
replaced about 15,000 mi earlier.  Not sure if it was or not.  Had VW 
stamped on it and looked proper, but the tab sticks out to tension it 
against its internal spring fatigued and broke off.  At that kind of 
life cycle, I'll be buying a new one every time. 


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