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Offline Rigsby

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VW price for chain & tensioner
« on: April 02, 2021, 08:57:38 pm »
Anyone had their chain done at vw recently ?
Just wondering on cost ?
Or anyone near Cornwall that can recommend someone to do the job.

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Re: VW price for chain & tensioner
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 11:27:26 am »
I'm sure someone got a quote well north of £1000 some time ago, which doesn't surprise me for a dealer.  I think they also change the VVT unit as well, which is about a £400 on it's own  :surprised:


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Re: VW price for chain & tensioner
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 04:45:15 pm »
Jheez I’d call the police after that bill!
I’m tempted to do it myself but would need the cam locks and the vvt tool! and I’m a bit worried about the timing and getting it wrong.
Or might try a local garage see what they say

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Re: VW price for chain & tensioner
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 05:46:48 pm »
As an example AKS Tuning state a price of £420.00 for this.

https://www.akstuning.co.uk/shop/content/10-servicing

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Re: VW price for chain & tensioner
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 02:18:37 pm »
As an example AKS Tuning state a price of £420.00 for this.

https://www.akstuning.co.uk/shop/content/10-servicing

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Andy.
That's without the VVT unit though. not that the VVT is always needed, just some people who have the chain noise have often needed the job doing again because the VVT was faulty too and there is still noise.
On mine, i went ahead and changed the VVT unit "while i was there" and felt heart broken giving over £400+ for the VVT.
If you're fairly handy with tools give it a go yourself, Rich83 done a full guide on it. I got my locking tools from ebay for under £30 and they work a treat... I've done around 5 cam chain & tensioner replacements with them.. good as gold! just make sure you buy THE GENUINE socket for the VVT bolt. Don't skimp for the laser rubbish! it will shatter on you!
I also don't have anything bad to say about the full eBay chain & tensioner kits (from the right seller). 2 of my mates opted for the cheaper kits, cars still going strong years later!

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Re: VW price for chain & tensioner
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 09:24:53 am »
Anyone had their chain done at vw recently ?
Just wondering on cost ?
Or anyone near Cornwall that can recommend someone to do the job.

Speak to the guys at Millers Motor Services.  They are down your way.
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