Thanks OH!Make sure you get the tensioner, damper, and roller, too... and a metal impeller water pump!
You may also want to pull the valve cover and take a look at the tensioner guide shoe wear, because if it worn down, you'll want to do that now as well, as the whole t-belt system needs to come apart to get the cams out to replace the chain/tensioner.
Let me know if you need any pointers, I've done a bzillion AWM engines .
Looks familiarThanks OH!
The tensioner guide shoes (assuming you mean the cam chain guide?) actually looked fine, no visible wear at all. I of course got the deluxe kit and installed new belt tensioner, damper, WP, as well as thermostat, temp sensor, plugs, valve cover gasket (old one was brittle and leaking and came out in many pieces), etc - and I spent hours cleaning and tinkering with stuff. The coolant had to be flushed 4x because it was apparently mixed with green stuff at a quickie luber.
Next, shocks and an axle shaft.
And I generally have to replace the tiny single-roller chain on my road bike every 4000 km or soYeah, that is a totally new engine family, EA888. And the court is still out on those. You'll have to let us know how it plays out.
I'd still be certain you are only using the proper oil and good filters, and keep it topped up. But even with those, VAG has once again chosen to use a tiny, single-roller chain setup (like a bike chain), not the larger, multi-layer link setup, like some other manufacturers use.