New Alltrack - DSG & diesel timing chain

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Hi all

I'm about to commit to buying a new Alltrack so I'm going to roll a couple of questions in to one...

Web searches have highlighted the chequered history of the Golf's DSG transmissions & diesel engine timing chains.

I know history is in the past but I'd like to know if anyone out there has had any problems at all with their Alltrack's DSG: model 0GC DQ381, 7-speed wet clutch - fitted to diesel Alltracks in Australia at least I believe.

Also the Golf's diesel timing chain tensioner is apparently prone to not applying tension at times resulting in drops of power and/or engine damage - anyone have any experience of this too?

Otherwise I think the Alltrack is the ideal cross-over, the subaru outback seems dated & overpriced by comparison...

Cheers!
 
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Hmmm. I thought the 135TDI had a timing belt.
 
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The dealer tells me it's a chain.
Other Golf diesels do & I read they're the ones with a tensioner problem.
My assumption is that it's the same engine but tuned differently.
 

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