[Vwdiesel] Timing belt tensioner

Iain Hunter sagspottery at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Dec 17 13:57:23 PST 2008

That's what I thought. Everyone seems to be saying the same and although the 
old one looks OK and the bearing seems smooth enough, it's not worth the 
risk really, is it?
The pump is currently being tested!
I found a friend of a friend that is apparently an expert on European 
injection pumps, which is always a bonus. It's just taking a bit more time 
that's all.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shalyn Shourds" <sshourds at flash.net>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Timing belt tensioner

>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.
> -Shalyn
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