Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks
Ask a Question

VW Polo 1.4TDi problem.

I have had my Polo 1.4 TDI(80ps) from new (2006) and it has been properly serviced, although not always by a main dealer. The timing chain which drives the oil pump and balancing shaft has now broken resulting in damage to the tensioning gear. The sprocket which drives the chain from the crank is also damaged and looks as though this may have been the original cause of the failure. My local garage initially estimated about £500 to repair, but is has since become apparent that VW no longer make the crankshaft sprocket (discontinued 2007). VW tell me I will need to buy a complete new Crankshaft requiring engine removal in order to fit. The repair is now estimated at £1800. I have spoken to VW customer services and they will not consider contributing towards the repair unless I take it to a main dealer, pay an assessment fee and provide proof that original VW parts have been used during previous services. The car is currently in bits on the ramp at my local garage. My suspicion is that the part has been withdrawn due to a known fault, although VW tell me that there is no indication given on their system as to why it is no longer available. Surely they can't just stop providing spares for a 4 year old car?

Asked on by

Since this is familiar with other, larger, VAG engines that have since been fitted with modified oil pump drives, I think you may be right. Try Googling VW 1.4TDI oil pump and see what you get.
Similar questions
My 57 reg. Volkswagen Polo has sticky back breaks. When I wash the car I cover the back wheels with bin bags to keep them dry as I think it maybe dampness causing problems with the disk, do you have any...
I bought a Volkswagen Polo 2006 (06) 1.2s in April 2012 from a main dealer. The car is under a years warranty and since purchase I have had to have both window regulator replaced on the front windows. Recently...
I bought a brand new Polo last year with factory fitted roof bars. The roof bars leak in torrential rain, the dealership is looking into this and have taken 12 months so far, VW are involved but not much...
Related models
Facelifted Polo. Wide choice of models available.

Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH