Golf MKIV V5 2.3L 10v - new cam chains at 80k?

A Facebook user
0

Asked by Charlie789 Aug 13, 2008 at 06:40 PM about the Volkswagen Golf

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Golf MKIV needs a service. It's done 80k. I am advised by the manufacturer to change the two cam chains - but its very pricey. Does anyone know whether this is necessary at this stage? Has anyone had a cam chain fail?

1 Answer

Jaco Roets
0

Hi Charlie, I notice that you say 10V. What year is your car?I never heard of a 10V V5 VW engine. I had a 2001 V5 2.3 Bora/Jetta 20V and from my knowledge the 2.3 engine has a cam belt and not chains. The service interval on engines with chains is not at 80 000km and will normally warn you because it will become very noisy. VW recommend to change the cam belt every 90 000km and service every 15000km except if you need do follow a mechanical warranty that stipulates ever 10000km .The only VW engine with Cam chains is the VR6 engine. One other tip. Change the radiator water every year and you will have no water pump problems.Do that just before the winter.My wife had a 1986 Golf GTS and her dad had it from new and that car had 386000km on the speedometer and its water was changed every year and the original water pump is still going. Note: 2 bottles anti frees per water mixture (VW recommended anti frees). I had 7 VW in total and was a pleasure and fun do drive and now driving a E39 520i BMW. I regret selling my V5 Bora. Here are the pictures.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Golf Questions

Volkswagen Golf Experts

#1 Jon Kempson
Jon Kempson
Reputation 150
#2 LouB
LouB
Reputation 140
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI"
132 Great Deals out of 4,690 listings starting at $2,795
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,189 Great Deals out of 36,715 listings starting at $1,950
Used Volkswagen Passat"
590 Great Deals out of 26,317 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic"
1,009 Great Deals out of 55,957 listings starting at $995
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
667 Great Deals out of 29,409 listings starting at $2,800
Used Volkswagen Rabbit"
22 Great Deals out of 418 listings starting at $3,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen"
83 Great Deals out of 5,678 listings starting at $5,900
Used Volkswagen Golf R"
12 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $23,995
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
379 Great Deals out of 10,599 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus"
1,981 Great Deals out of 62,716 listings starting at $1,400
Used Audi A3"
42 Great Deals out of 7,170 listings starting at $6,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,327 Great Deals out of 36,578 listings starting at $1,200
Used Subaru Impreza"
214 Great Deals out of 6,622 listings starting at $1,295
Used MINI Cooper"
363 Great Deals out of 9,912 listings starting at $3,499
Used Toyota Prius"
380 Great Deals out of 19,021 listings starting at $1,900