This has been my life the last 4 days.
My parts manager ordered the wrong part for me(not the tensioner I needed, that was not in the “ultimate Tbelt kit”) so the actual tensioner won’t be in until Wednesday or something.
I am back in the states tomorrow but it seems as if Alex won’t be able to do the kit until the weekend. Once I get home I hope to have a better gauge of when it will be done.
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2019 Tiguan SE 4Mo Orange, temporarily stock. 2001 Passat 4Mo wagon, 1.8T/6sp swapped, Konis, coilover sleeves, A6Q H+R Race springs.
2005 Golf GLS, 2.Slow, Auto, GTI suspension, sways.
2001.5 Passat GLX V6, stock. (son#1), 2000 Passat GLS V6 fwd Tip wagon, stock (son#2)
Couple things. The washer system likes to leak, and often the nozzles become misaligned as they mount under the edge of the hood. That means they wont spray on to the hood. You can try to realign them, but its often easier just to replace them. Also the headlight washers almost surely wont work and should just be disconnected, as they will also leak.
Coolant leaks will happen... There are tons of small plastic pipes and fittings that will leak overtime as seals degrade, especially if some parts are disconnected and replaced piecemeal. Ask me how I know on my B6 A4.... Best thing to do is replace all the parts you can find all at once.
As far as keeping it going, my best advice is don't go too hard on it.... That's when you will risk blowing turbo's, coolant lines, etc, etc. The engine core is pretty damn strong, but the other issues of the 2.7T are well known.
With the mileage, a can of engine restore along with full synthetic oil changes cant hurt. With that kind of mileage the thickness of the restore will probably help compression and seals a bit, even if the effect is temporary.
The good thing about these vehicles is that most parts for them are DIRT cheap now.. Control arm kits are $120, coolant pipes, sensors etc, are usually $20 or less. given the age of the car, Id go with Chinese aftermarket parts unless its something super difficult and time consuming to change.
Hope you have a good time with it!.
2019 Audi A5 - back to the brand after 28 years
2017 Golf Alltrack SEL+Tech - Son #1. In a galaxy far, far away
2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD - Wife's
2004 Acura TSX - Son #2. The sax-mobile
1967 Chevrolet Corvette - I promise to get this car back on the road in 2018....