2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.2 petrol
Timing chain problems

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Paul
Driver
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Problem added: May 8, 2020 (8 months ago)
had the car checked out at a garage they said timing chain was stretched so I've changed the chain got all the timing correct started the car & it wasn't ticking over properly & wouldn't rev about 2500. Haven't done a compression test yet but it seems there is no compression, I've also changed the coil packs as I've been told this is a fault on the 6r engine.

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Car: Volkswagen Polo
Variant: 1.2 petrol
Model Year: 2014
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
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May 8, 2020 (8 months ago)
Jf this has happened since doing the timing chain , you must have screwed up the job .
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Paul
Driver
1 points

May 8, 2020 (8 months ago)
No it was running rough to start with getting harder and harder to start this is why I took it to the garage, no fault codes were showing on the dash but when they put it on the diagnostic device it picked up timing chain I've done loads of these in the past with the correct tools & never had a problem after. Now I've been told it could be a valve problem as the chain jumped a few teeth before the chain was replaced.
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whittingehame
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May 8, 2020 (8 months ago) Edited on May 8, 2020 (8 months ago)
A known issue with these cars I'm afraid . Thought you would have known this as you say " I've done loads of these in the past "
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