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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      I'm using the purelator filter and the car has never been ran low or have excess sludge and I would think I should be able to get more than 16x,xxx out of it but I guess that could be considered high.
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      I'm not sure how that would help me diagnose the tensioner when I already know my pressure is dropping but if you will tell me where to pull the pressure off the head I would be happy to do so
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Yes always meticulous oil changes with full synthetic mobile one and oil screen is def not dirty with a brand new oil pump and the old pump was doing the exact same thing so I'm pretty sure it's not...
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      The rattle on start up doesn't really bother me but when I'm sitting at a red light and it starts it concerns me I it was only at start up I'd leave it alone
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Yea the strainer was clean but I did clean it off anyway just to be sure
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      It's not a very easy job but its a lot easier than rebuilding the bottom end it's about $150 and that's kinda what I was wondering if anyone had ever had one go bad and if they had noticed the oil...
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Yea the level was good and I just changed the oil pump an the motor looks perfect inside the bottom end no visual build up and the only sound I hear is the tensioner but it is extremely loud so I...
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Bump
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Still nothing?
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Also the car has 16x,xxx miles and a brand new oil pump also the pressure is read from on top of the filter housing
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Also the car has 16x,xxx miles and a brand new oil pump also the pressure is read from on top of the filter housing
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Yea I ha e it posted there also but I ha e got no responses there and one here, almost like there's no one around that know anything about these cars
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Yes but could the tensioner be causing the pressure issue or the issue all together
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      There's no one with any good suggestions? Or anything
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      No one?
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      AKA cam chain tensioner, yes they have a timing belt that goes from the crank to the exhaust cam then on the back side of the head there is a chain that drives the intake cam.
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Ok I have searched and I can't seem to find any detailed symptom list of a failing chain tensioner, I have a 01 jetta 1.8t on start up it rattles until the oil pressure builds up ( 3 seconds at most...
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      Failing timing chain tensioner??

      Ok I have searched and I can't seem to find any detailed symptom list of a failing chain tensioner, I have a 01 jetta 1.8t on start up it rattles until the oil pressure builds up ( 3 seconds at most...
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      I have not change the tensioner yet I did the oil...

      I have not change the tensioner yet I did the oil pump and pump chain and oil I also did a sea foam oil treatment just before the oil change I think that's where I'm headed next
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      I never said that all I was relying on was the...

      I never said that all I was relying on was the light I was simply putting that out there as a symptom
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