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Idling clatter on vw lupo

I have a 1999 vw lupo which has developed a bit of a clatter when idling - this goes away if i touch the gas slightly and when on the move. have been told by a friend its the timing chain? ive no idea - all i am worried about if its an expensive repair!

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  • markieman Jun 10, 2008

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Hi

If this is the 3 cylinder Lupo then it could very well be the timing chain getting noisy.

Its around about a 3 to 4 hour job if I remember rightly, so at a VW main dealer labour costs would be over £200 ($400) plus around about £120 ($240) or so for the parts (chain and tensioner).

These are English prices though, so although I've put dollars in brackets, prices may still differ.

Just as a matter of interest, the main cause of chain stretch is lack of servicing, oil changes to be exact. If the service schedule is kept up then a timing chain will last several hundred thousand miles.

Very best regards

Geordie

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  • Steve Adams Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks for the rating and the accept. The very best of luck with it.



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