Tag Archive for: DIY Car Repair

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

Trouble viewing? Watch “How to Check 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner” on YouTube.

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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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DIY car Repairs

It has happened to me so many times. I am in the middle of a repair and realize I don’t have the tools to finish the job. That generally means another trip to the store. Well when it comes to DIY car repairs a trip to the store may not be an option. There has been a lot of buzz around here about DIY car repairs. There are so many car repairs that are very easy DIYs and even someone with little car knowledge can do. But there are things that you need to consider before jumping into a DIY.

Sponsor of the day:rain eater logo
Rain Eater wiper blades. Wipers are one of the most important safety items on our cars. Think not, you must have never driven in bad weather. When you are ready to replace your wiper blades, a very easy DIY, check out RainEater wipers at RainEater.com. Plus I LOVE that their CEO is the one monitoring social media.

Join me today as we discuss:

  • DIY Oil Change Video
  • Do you have the time for a DIY car repair?
  • Do you have the tools for a DIY car repair?
  • Do you have the space for a DIY car repair?
  • Do you have the know how for a DIY car repair?
  • Do you know where to get the infomation?
  • What is the potential risk for injury?
  • And a bonus you will have to watch the video for 😉
  • Why I have a mech unit on my table
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “5 Things to Consider BEFORE DIY Car Repairs ~ Podcast Episode 93” on YouTube

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