Friday, October 8, 2010
VW 2.5L Timing Chain Problems
With more and more 2.5L engines approaching 60k to 80k we are starting to see a trend with timing chain issues. The top timing chain seems to be the only one with an issue it is stretching on 2005.5-2007 cars including the Jetta, and Rabbit. We have seen this repair be quoted anywhere from $1000 all the way up to $3000 at the dealerships depending if they are quoting just the upper or the upper and lower chains. We recently had an 2006 VW Jetta 2.5L in our shop and decided to take another approach. We swapped out his current engine with the timing chain issue for a later model 2.5L with only 30k miles on it and all for less than what the dealer had quoted him for replacing the chains. We wanted to post some pics of the swap to show how much work was involved and the end result.