21 Jun 2024
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FAI Automotive: TCK installation advice

FAI Automotive has issued timing chain kit installation (TCK) guidance for a number of its products.

The advice relates to part number TCK210VVT is suitable for the Volkswagen Jetta IV, 1.4 petrol engine from 2007 onwards, along with reference TCK211VVT and TCK87VVT which respectively cover a number of Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen applications.

Dominic Moxon, Technical Director at FAI Automotive observed: “Incompatibility issues between older or original worn components that are linked to the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) hub fitted by the manufacturer to a 1.4 TSi engine can cause technicians problems.

“The cause of this problem, which is due to newer, more accurately manufactured VVT hubs being issued by the manufacturer, and therefore the latest design of chain is required so they can work in harmony with the hubs. By not installing a newer design of chain, premature wear and failure can occur.”

Dominic added: “Technicians should ensure that all components including the chain and VVT hubs are replaced and never mixed with existing worn componentry.”

For more information, visit: www.faiauto.com/ecat