Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
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Ok, well, it looks as if you're possibly having trouble with the chat function?
oh, you made it
so a few questions.
1) are there any other codes present?
2) how many miles are on the car?
114000...I just bought it about 2000 miles ago. I dont know if the belt has been changed.
ok, you covered my 3rd question....
Right now, I'd be suspect of a few things. 1) timing belt maintenance. Is the crank to exhaust cam timing correct. 2) is there a problem with oil pressure, possibly due to a sludge problem, which causes the cam chain tensioner to go slack 3) is the chain tensioner collapsed or are one of the chain tensioner rails cracked
all of these things need to be checked out very carefully by a person/shop who knows VAG products well
you should be seeing at least mid-20's to high 20's for mileage
engine has sludge issues I believe. Oil cap has build up on it. Dip stick has build up on it.
no good, but if caught early enough, it can be dealt with
This could be effecting the cam chain tensioner
absolutely....the chain tensioner is the highest oil-fed component in the engine....
when oil pressure drops due to sludge, the tensioner begins to collapse
and causes tensioner and cam position codes
I'm surprised you haven't seen a P0341 code yet
time to have the oil pan removed, and oil pump pickup tube inspected or replaced. This is the best remedy to low pressure problems
have have the oil pan completely cleaned
I hear no noise at the engine that makes me suspect of tensioner problems
but there is definitely a tensioner code
it's really best to have an oil pressure test done with a mechanical gauge
this will tell you for sure if the code is oil pressure-related
definatly a tensioner code?? explain
P0010 - camshaft position actuator circuit - bank 1
your engine only has one bank as it's an inline-4
and there is only one actuator (chain tensioner)
crank to exhaust timing will be corrected with proper chain tension
crank to exhaust timing is completely controlled by the timing belt. Exhuast to intake timing is completely controlled by the chain and tensioner
hopefully this will clear things up for you and give you a game plan for the work needed
buy just inspecting the oil pump pick up tube and replacing it would help? Would not the engine need some sort of a flush?
I haven't done a flush on one of these in a very long time
start with the pickup tube if pressure is low
I do really need to sign off for the night, but I trust the amount of information I've provided has given you a sufficient road map to take care of your question