How To Properly Time and Install Timing Chains on a TSI Engine

How To Properly Time and Install Timing Chains on a TSI Engine

Timing chain failure is very common on 2.0t TSI engines. Both VW and Audi have both timing chain tensioner failure, and timing chain wear or stretch. In this video we will cover how to replace a timing chain on TSI engines, how to properly time a TSI/TFSI engine, how to time the TSI balance shaft chain, the timing chain tools you will need, and more. How To Properly Time and Install Timing Chains on a TSI EngineHow To Properly Time and Install Timing Chains on a TSI Engine #humblemechanic #golfR #VW #MQB

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15 replies
  1. Tom
    Tom says:

    Great video Charles. Nothing enhances the erWin manual like an actual demo for a complex job like the chains on the TSI. Thanks!

  2. Stuart Bostock
    Stuart Bostock says:

    Very interesting video, my car is only low mileage yet but intend to keep it a long time and your videos really help with what tools to get for the future and how to keep it on the road. Before bad things happen with timing what mileage should you consider changing the timing chains and tensioner?

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  5. Richard King
    Richard King says:

    Very informative blog. We are a car service specialist and Automatic transmission specialist in Catherine field in Sydney. The information given in the blog is very useful.

  6. Moor Donald
    Moor Donald says:

    Great forum for automotive enthusiasts. Very informative story. We are a Qualified Car Servicing service provider in Footscray-All Car Service center. The information given in the blog is very useful to everyone.

  7. s sainath
    s sainath says:

    First of all thanks for sharing this videos, Very good explanation and very detailed review. This timing setup is common for all types of tsi engine’s?

  8. Eddy
    Eddy says:

    I have got a Volkswagen Polo TSI and I am trying to learn about every mechanical component in my car. This tutorial is quite informative and appreciate the efforts put by Charles in making this video.


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