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    2014 GLI engine noise from timing area with video and dealer response.





    2014 VW GLI
    2.0 turbo
    48,000 miles
    Bone stock
    Car runs fine, no CEL lights, no drivability issues.
    Dealer stated the car was NOT out of time.


    My girlfriend's car started making an odd noise from the timing area of the engine the past couple of weeks.
    Did some digging to see if I could isolate where it was coming from.

    First I removed the serpentine belt to rule out anything in the belt area, no luck, still made the noise.
    Unplugged the cam adjuster magnet and the noise stopped.

    Thinking the magnet may be bad we replaced it, no change.

    At this point, we dropped it at the dealer, their suggested fix -

    Replace intake camshaft, camshaft phasers, spool valve & cam bracket
    Coolant flush
    Oil change
    Set Readiness

    $4550 + tax

    Additional recommendation
    Replace Timing chain & tensioner

    $650 + tax





    After some research, I was thinking maybe the N205 Valve Variable Timing Solenoid may be bad?
    Part # 06H-109-257-A

    Thoughts? Suggestions?
    The suggested $4550.00 repair is not sitting well with her...

    TIA
    Last edited by eppy; 09-04-2019 at 11:39 AM.

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    I would consider doing the N205, and the cam bridge. The external magnet maybe but leave it for last, i dont think youll need it. They suggested the cam because the cam bridge oil screen probably broke and it can go into the cam and adjuster since there hallow. But do the cam bridge and spool valve. Buy both but first swap the spool valve and see if it fixes it, shouldnt take more then 10 minutes to change if you have the special tool to remove it, its reverse thread also. Changing the cam bridge is more in depth and more time but not difficult

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    The fastest and easiest thing to do is this. Remove the cam magnet actuator from the upper timing cover, 3x T30 screws. Behind it you'll see the N205 valve, spool valve. The center plunger on it should be flush/ flat with the rest of the "center" of the valve, call it a button, it should be flat. If you find it poking out like a raised button, or counter sunk, Change the valve then proceed to clear faults are re-scan. Ive seen them just pop like a coil would

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