The quest for the highest mileage A2 and the 200K Club

miguel_e38

Member
I changed mine at 280,000 it needed doing
Hi steveb,

Was the chain scraping the metal below the plastic guide or the case when you replaced it? Would you recomend another manteinace job during the replacement of the chain? I was told that this 1.4 TDIs have usually some play in the axial bushings in the cranckshaft with this mileage.

Kind regards.
 

steveb

Member
Hi steveb,

Was the chain scraping the metal below the plastic guide or the case when you replaced it? Would you recomend another manteinace job during the replacement of the chain? I was told that this 1.4 TDIs have usually some play in the axial bushings in the cranckshaft with this mileage.

Kind regards.
Not sure which bearings you mean but yes the chain had worn through the plastic and was rubbing on the metal.

The most challenging part of the job in my opinion is the crankcase oil seal which you need to have a protective sleeve over the crankshaft to fit
 

miguel_e38

Member
Not sure which bearings you mean but yes the chain had worn through the plastic and was rubbing on the metal.

The most challenging part of the job in my opinion is the crankcase oil seal which you need to have a protective sleeve over the crankshaft to fit
I mean the crankshaft endplay thrust bearings.

Thanks a lot for the info. Duly noted, I will replace the chain with the next timing belt service.
 
With the 1.2 having been off the road for nearly 5 weeks have both front wheel bearings and drive shafts changed, Tonka has been doing the donkey work again and will very soon hit another milestone.
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Give it a year and the 1.2 will have overtaken though, all being well. Currently approaching 192,000.
 
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