The 2.0 Turbo FSI engine was used in 2006-2008 VW Golf (US) A5 chassis. The FSI engine is driven by a timing belt system which links the cylinder head, camshaft, and crankshaft to run in sync. This VW Golf timing belt system consists of a wear resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. VW Golf toothed belt). There's also an assortment of tensioner and idler rollers to guide and tension the VW Golf timing belt.
It's very important to service your 2.0T VW Golf timing belt. The timing belt, tensioner, and idler components eventually reach the end of their recommended service life. The A5 Golf 2.0T FSI is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the VW Golf timing belt fails, the timing belt system that links the cylinder head, camshaft, and crankshaft no longer run in sync. Close tolerance engine designs allow for the cylinder head valves to hit the top side of the pistons. VW Golf timing belt failure on these engines usually results in catastrophic engine damage (i.e. bent valves and in some cases cracked pistons).
We're pleased to announce our partnership with Schaeffler Group Automotive, one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial automotive companies who have been manufacturing timing belt components under the official Original Equipment (O.E.) INA brand for decades. Partnership with an O.E. manufacturer means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain. >> Read more about Schaeffler.
BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA BASE VW Golf Timing Belt Kits include the same timing belt and timing belt tensioner components that were fitted on your car from the factory. Beginning in May 2013 Blauparts began to include an INA BASE kit in nearly all of our VW Timing Belt Kits. Hundreds of INA part numbers were entered into our database. As of January 2014, approximately 90% of BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA VW Timing Belt Kits include a BASE INA kit and have been fully integrated to Gen II status.
Gen II BLAU® VW Golf Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 2.0T 16 valve engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, and fixed idler bearings contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. VW) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.