I have not been able to find a DIY online, but I did read somewhere that the engine needs to be dropped 55mm on one side to remove the tensioner. Is this really the case?
Believe me there are far worst cars out there that need a lot more than just drop the engine to change the belt and tensioner.No, the 2.0 TSI.
I've replaced tensioners on many, many engines and never had to drop them. If this is the case with the TSI, I'm shocked!
Were they correct then? Workshops with 4 post lifts would probably find this a lot easier than me working under ramps with jacks.For the EOS they want the engine mountings removed, the engine raised 2 inches to access and loosen the upper engine support bolt, then lower the engine by 4 inches.
Did this situation change and the whine come back? As a last resort I might try some belt spray. I always keep a couple of spray tins around. If your belt has been in storage a long time it might have hardened. At least if you put some on and nothing changes you know you are looking elsewhere.I replaced the bearings in my alternator and the whining noise is gone. I left the tensioner alone as I still like the 4 or 5 non-grey hairs on my head.