Originally Posted by Xtremjeepn
The "tensioner" issue is pretty well known if you go look at vwvortex, EV_Update, etc. The plastic gets old and and breaks.
Some of the 99-00 VR6 Eurovans had an intermediate sprocket failure too.
This sprocket was an issue as late as 2007 and 2008 on Passat VR6's! The bolt holding them backs out, grinds a hole into the timing cover, and the cam timing *really* moves all over the place.
Great looking project.