22/01/2020 Noisy timing belt tensioner on the 1.6L/2.0L 8V gasoline engines? The timing drives of the 1.6L and the 2.0L 8V gasoline engines that can be found in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda models look quite simple. Yet notifications by mechanics complaining of a noisy timing belt tensioner right after installation alerted us to the fact that two rules specified in the installation instructions are frequently ignored, leading to the sounds reported. Read on to find out all about our analysis of the problem – and the solution. More 17/12/2019 T43245: fitting procedure and commonly made mistakes More 20/11/2019 Wear analysis on timing belts More 07/11/2019 Servicing the timing belt drive of a Mitsubishi 4D56 diesel engine More 29/10/2019 TT 020 about tensioner T43091: clarification and installation procedure More Read More News A higher level of tech support with Gates! To help increase workshop efficiency and reduce the number of expensive warranty claims, we provide installers with better system and product know-how.