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Common VR6 problems

What are the most noteable VR6 problems that occur frequently with the engine. Thanks!

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Going much faster than the 2.0

Somehow I see that as a problem.

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Going much faster than the 2.0

Somehow I see that as a problem.
LMAO Yeh i even drive a 2.0 and forsee that being a problem

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Lol, well I hope that's the only problem

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Going much faster than the 2.0

Somehow I see that as a problem.
hahaha... that is great.


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I think mainly they can have troubles with the MAF... and uh... I dunno what else.


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thats what I heard also

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I just had my oil pump go. not sure if that is common though.

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coilpack
timing chains (specifically the upper rail guide)
'95 vrs had hydrolic lifters casuing lifter tick sometimes
secondary airpump

eh i dunno.
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timing chains (specifically the upper rail guide)
thats a big one. other than the ones listed im not sure there are any other problems, at least not major ones.

the VR is a pretty bullet-proof engine

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coilpack
timing chains (specifically the upper rail guide)
'95 vrs had hydrolic lifters casuing lifter tick sometimes
secondary airpump

eh i dunno.
Thats pretty much everything I ever hear about going , include MAF too. But they can all be easily be avoided if you stay on top of it, and change the timing chains, tensioner and stuff on time.

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For the most part they have the same problems that anyother VW has. The VR6 is a havier engine and I think that the oil pan sits a little lower than the 2.0 so you have to watch those bumps. The timing chains are a real bitch compared to changing a timing belt, but that is usally once around 100,000 miles and never again. Other than that it kicks ass all around.
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And the parts for VR6 is more expensive compared to 2.0
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