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2.0T timing chain tensioner failure

Do you know how to Check 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner. If you drive an 2.0t TSI Audi or VW you may have timing chain tensioner issues. Checking the timing chain tensioner is an EASY DIY! Today I will show you how to check for the older timing chain tensioner that will need to be replaced. Also a shout out to Apex Tuning for helping me out with this DIY!

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we learn how to check your timing chain tensioner:

  • Shout out to Apex Tuning
  • Tools needed
  • DIY timing chain tensioner inspection on the bench
  • How to hold the inspection mirror to check timing chain tensioner
  • What tensioners are bad
  • How TSI timing chain tensioners fail
  • Replace the inspection plug
  • TSI Timing Chain Repair kit
  • Audi TSI inspection
  • How to check TSI timing chain on the car
  • and more

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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VW and Audi 2.0t TSI High Pressure Fuel Pumps Fail (HPFP)

Next up in our series on failing Volkswagen parts, we are looking at the 2.0t TSI High Pressure Fuel Pump failure. I will be using HPFP for short. This is a failure that I was replacing regularly a few years ago. Today we don’t see the failure rate that we did, but they come in from time to time. We have had cars driven in with a bad HPFP, as well as towed in. This is a part failure that may leave you stranded. The good thing is that no top end damage is done to the engine. The BPY 2.0t is a much more catastrophic failure. I did a video on  BPY Cam follower and HPFP failure if you want to learn more.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we break down:VW and Audi 2.0t TSI High Pressure Fuel Pumps Fail (HPFP)

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TSI timing chain tensioner

Today we are looking at how the timing chain tensioner failed on the 2.0t TSI engine. The most common engine code is CCTA. This 2.0t was used in almost all VW models from 2008 and up. While my shop has not seen a super high failure rate, we have seen a good amount. Unlike many parts, the failure of this chain tensioner can cause catastrophic engine damage. Also a shout out to Apex Tuning. They saved a few of the tensioners for me, so I can do this video for you.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com The article Deutsche Auto Parts wrote about failing timing chain tensioners.

Join me today as we break down:2.0T timing chain tensioner failure

  • How many times the 2.0t TSI Timing chain tensioner has been updated
  • What is a timing chain tensioner
  • How does the timing chain tensioner work
  • How does the 2.0t TSI timing chain fail
  • Symptoms of timing chain failure
  • How to diagnose a timing chain failure
  • Average time to failure
  • Can you DIY the timing chain tensioner
  • SPECIAL TOOL REQUIRED! (yes it is that important
  • and more

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that your week is off to an awesome start. Today on the automotive podcast, I will be taking questions that you sent in via email. To get an automotive question answered, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(DOT)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. Also if you can ask your question at the top of the email, then give me the details, that would be awesome.

2015 Golf SportWagen
I borrowed a brand new Golf SportWagen for a a few days. That gave me a chance to do a bunch of videos on it for you guys. There is a new playlist on the YouTube channel 2015 Golf SportWagen Videos. Some of the videos include:2015 Golf Sportwagen

  • How to change a tire on 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to check fuses 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to set the clock 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to reset the tire pressure light on 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • and more

I am also working on a full review of the car. That should be out soon.

 Join me today as I take your automotive questions on:

  • Buying a MKIV VR6 GTI
  • Buying a modified car
  • Mechanic tattoos
  • Doing a transmission service
  • Being late or early for a service
  • A.S.E. certifications at a dealer
  • What to do before a dealer interview
  • VW and Audi similarities
  • 2.0t TSI Timing Chain tensioners
  • and more

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2.0t PCV failure

Failed 2.0t TSI PCV ValveHappy Tuesday everyone. Today we are back talking about failed VW parts. This time we are looking at the failure of the 2.0t TSI Positive Crankcase Vent Valve, or PCV. This is a part that can cause some crazy things to happen. PCV used to be a simple little valve that was replaced at maintenance intervals. Now it is a complex assembly.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the boys at DAP are awesome. Check them out! Here are links to the PCV as well as a “how to” on replacing it.

Join me today as we look at:

  • What the 2.0t PCV does, and needs to do
  • How the 2.0t PCV can fail
  • Signs on 2.0t PCV failure
  • Diagnosing 2.0t PCV failure
  • Common miles and age of 2.0t PCV failure
  • DIY or No DIY
  • Related part to replace
  • and more

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Also thanks to VW for hooking up some sweat VW Driver Gear. And Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

Failed 2.0t TSI PCV Valve

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How VW 2.0t TSI Intake Manifolds Fail ~ Audio Podcast Episode 20

VW 2.0 TSI intake manifold failure is SUPER common. In fact they have a warranty extension on them. But how exactly do these intake manifold fail? Join me today as we look at some ways the CCTA intake manifolds fail. This is not only an VW issue, but an Audi issue as well. It has been well documented that many cars even get multiple manifolds replaced. Since this video came out, VW has updated the 2.0t TSI intake manifold. It how has a metal control arm, and a few other changes. I did a video about it if you want to learn more.

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On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:

  • How it fails
  • Faults that may show intake manifold failure
  • Drive-ability issues with a failed intake manifold
  • How it fails
  • Intake manifold runner sticks
  • Intake manifold solenoid fails
  • Connecting rod for runner breaks
  • Sensor fails
  • Ways to test the intake manifold
  • Replacing intake manifold
  • Other repairs to consider with intake manifold removed
  • Injector seals
  • Carbon cleaning
  • DIY replacing 2.0t VW intake manifold
  • And more…

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