Golf VR6 - Golfer
Anyone out there know anything about VR6 camchains/tensioners?

I own a VR6 (5 years old 65K miles FVWSH). The car is making a nasty thrashy rattly sound which I understand is the camchain tensioners wearing (after 65K miles!!).

Trouble is, garages, even main dealers & specialists say 'don't worry about it, they all do that'! Rubbish, other VR6's i've driven don't make anywhere near the racket mine does.

Does anyone know what to do about this problem???

Please help!! :-)
Golf VR6 - Billy Whizz
I can't help really as I don't know much about VR6s but:

So, what you are saying is that several garages including VR6 specialists have had a look at the car, and driven it, presumably with you in it saying that yours is making more racket than all the others you've driven, and still they are telling you "don't worry."? I wonder why? Normally you might expect at least one of them to agree with you saying, "You're right, Mr Golfer, it IS noisy. Let us have it in to our workshop for some unnecessary and expensive rectification."

Am I missing something?

I am sure you will get a more helpful answer to your question here:
forums.vwvortex.com/zeromain

Billy
Golf VR6 - Toad, of Toad Hall.
I own a VR6 (5 years old 65K miles FVWSH). The
car is making a nasty thrashy rattly sound which I understand
is the camchain tensioners wearing (after 65K miles!!).


On my bike the cam cahin tensioners can be replaced/reset without dismantling the engine.

Why not whip your tensioner out check and replace accoring to the haynes manual.

May well be two bolts - easy as a sump plug.

However cam chains can be noisey and 65k is nothing!

Unless, of course, you bought it second hand from a dealer in which case the mileage could be anywhere from 65-250k and you'd never know.
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Golf VR6 - Nick Field
I like that "whip out your tensioner" - please see below the parts list for the VR6 cam chains and tensioners. Thats before you've removed a mile of pipework, various anonymous ecu black boxes, both front wheels and wheel arch shields, probably the radiator and an engine mount or two.

VR6 Timing chain, upper 90 links 021 109 503A

VR6 Timing chain, lower 70 links 021 109 465B

VR6 Timing chain tensioner, upper 021 109 509A

VR6 Timing chain tensioner, lower 021 109 467

VR6 Lower guide rail for timing chain 021 109 469

VR6 Middle chain rail 021 109 513

VR6 Timing chain tensioning bolt 021 109 507A Genuine VW part for Corrado VR6. Only available by calling or using PayPal button for timing chain kit.

D 176 404 A2 Sealing paste for Timing Chain covers Only Available if purchasing timing kit.

VR6 Intermediate shaft sprocket, 18 teeth/2 row 021 109 570

VR6 Intermediate shaft sprocket, 32 teeth/1 row 021 109 569

VR6 Cam sprocket, 27 teeth, two per engine 021 109 111G

Golf VR6 - Toad, of Toad Hall.
NF.

Are you saying the tensioner isn't easy to get to then?

Should have bought a bike. Two bolts, slot out, slot in.


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These are my own opinions, and not necessarily those of all Toads.
Golf VR6 - doug_523i
That's only the tensioner spring Toad, the tensioner blade needs the camcover taking off. On my 750 that means removing tank, airbox, carbs, coils, and heatshield.
 

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