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Thread: Fuel type is it 95 or 98?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb123 View Post
    If they recommend 95 as minimum then 95 is just fine, then again with my luck the engine will explode next week and none of this will matter. I just spent half the price of the car getting the transmission fixed and I only bought it this month
    Actually, they don't recommend 95, they recommend 98.
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    OK but why does the fuel lid say to use 95? Back to the original post it is misleading and conflicting, most people will just use what the fuel lid says

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    If your fuel lid has a little 95 and a big 98 then it means that you can use 95 in an emergency until you can fill up with 98.


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    What if it only says 95 and no mention of 98 at all?

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    Well you would use what it says wouldnt you or you can use 98 if you have too much money
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    But the manual says 98 with no mention of 95
    VW has just confirmed my 170k km car is using the old cam chain tensioner, so I guess we can close this thread cause the car (knowing my unlucky streak with this car) that it will explode as the tow truck driver drives it onto his truck
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb123 View Post
    But the manual says 98 with no mention of 95
    VW has just confirmed my 170k km car is using the old cam chain tensioner, so I guess we can close this thread cause the car (knowing my unlucky streak with this car) that it will explode as the tow truck driver drives it onto his truck
    Yes the cam chain tensioner was updated from around mid-2012 onwards, so any car built before this time has the old tensioner. I had to replace it on my Mk6 GTI which was a 2010 model too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb123 View Post
    But the manual says 98 with no mention of 95
    VW has just confirmed my 170k km car is using the old cam chain tensioner, so I guess we can close this thread cause the car (knowing my unlucky streak with this car) that it will explode as the tow truck driver drives it onto his truck
    Well put 98 in it then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Yes the cam chain tensioner was updated from around mid-2012 onwards, so any car built before this time has the old tensioner. I had to replace it on my Mk6 GTI which was a 2010 model too.
    How much did that cost to replace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb123 View Post
    How much did that cost to replace?
    It was about $1200 (done at local Audi dealership) and included the following:

    - new upgraded tensioner
    - multiple chain guides
    - new timing case cover (old one gets damaged when removing so new one needs to be fitted)
    - new dipstick tube (made of plastic and got damaged when removing timing case etc
    - sealant / new bolts etc for timing case cover.
    - Oil change (i provided the oil - the oil needs to be drained to do this job)

    I was advised at the time that the timing chain itself did not need replacing, but always wished I had done it. For an extra $250-300 you may as well do the timing chain at the same time.

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