That is potentially the most predictive typo I've ever seen If not dealt with as per above advise, disasters will indeed surely follow.Hi all
The last Couple of weeks I have noticed when started from cold there’s a little chain like rattle coming from the bottom of the engine drivers side, lasts less than a minute then disasters, cars has done 150k miles and been serviced regularly.
Any ideas ?
I see you are located in Littleport. I use an independent garage in St Ives. (Cambs) called Quattro Tech they have serviced my A2 for the last 4 or 5 years and have done a brilliant job. They were set up by ex VAG service staff and whilst the A2 was a bit of a novelty to them to begin with they know them pretty well now!Hi
Thanks all for your repies, definitely time to change the chain, tensioner, sprockets, can You please recommend a garage to carry out this work as I think it’s a little beyond me.
It shouldn't double the quote, half the work to do the chain and tensioner is already being done when you do a cambelt change - I would seriously look at DS Motorsport as per @Leopard680 's post above - they also did mine!Slight thread hijack, sorry The ever going talk of oil pump/balance shaft chains is making me anxious, I plan to have the timing belt on my 160k tdi replaced soon however the quote to do the chain too basically doubled the expense (once I found a garage who would do it). I am wondering if there are any other symptoms for this? I have always thought that my engine wobbles around quite a lot in the engine bay, but I have no chain rattle (at least to my untrained ears). The car has new engine mounts but still wobbles around a fair bit (not the best gauge but I am comparing to a the engine in an UP! which basically doesn't move at idle even though it's still a 3cyl)