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Sorry for the large picture but it was the only way to have decent resolution. Any less and it would be difficult to read. It was down from a 4 meg .pdf file.

Audi with the 2.0L TDI engine with chain driven balance shaft are also having the same problem that B5.5 VW Passats with 2.0L TDI engine are having.

 

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No different engine, this only applies to the 2.0L BHW engine found in 2004-2005 VW Passat TDI. Your 2009-2010 (and newer) CBEA TDI engine does use a balance shaft but it's gear driven and should not have these problems.
 

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I've been lurking on various forums reading about this problem and it looks bad but VW's responsibility seems overblown. Even if they knew there was a problem, as long as the car lasts under warranty, isn't that all they can be expected to cover? Yes it sucks and yes I wouldn't go to VW again, and yes it appears VW knew about the problem but wanted to clear out the old stock of oil pumps instead of immediately stopping production. But from a legal standpoint, how can you get compensation from VW for a bad design unless it fails under warranty and they don't cover it? Lots of cars have some stupidly designed part that breaks and wrecks the car.
 

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2005 Audi 2.0Ltr Tdi Balance Shaft Failure

Hi, thank you for the useful technical information regarding the Undurable chain-driven type of Balance Shafts to 2005 Audi 2.0 Ltr Tdi,s. I have been refused any form of contribution from Audi towards the cost of recently replacing my broken chain-driven Balance Shaft with their upgraded Gear-Driven type.They have,apparently like so many other poor individuals before me, Tried to Fob Me Off. I Need,(ASAP), as much support and feedback as possible from Audi A4 2.0 Ltr Tdi owners who have experienced the same identical Engine Fault and subsiquent negativity from Audi, or from Audi UK Customer Services. My e mail address is [email protected]. I am Currently now moving this forward in another direction. Thanks, regards Phil.
 

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I can tell you this is a very common problem on Audi and VW with the 2.0L engine. They switched over to the gear driven module. However, since Audi didn't sell any of these models in North America, and only 1 car for 2 years had this engine type, you may also want to try UK car forums.

Also, be careful about listing your email in a plain format. You should write it as anti spam, like typing [at] and [dot com] instead of @ and .com so that spam bots are less likely to pick it up.
 
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