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#1 old_n07

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:58 AM

You WILL need the locking tools such as the Laser tools one which is available on Ebay for around 15 + postage. The tensioner tool may be needed but you can manage without.


Locking Kit:


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Tensioner tool:


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Instead of the locking pins you can use a suitable size drill bit.


The Official VW guide from Elsawin:


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If you want the full size version to print out for reference then click on the thumbnail below [y]


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HTH


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#2 hotboy836

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:19 AM

your legendary i swear mate.

superb stuff.



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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:23 AM

Nice info. I like pictures.Makes things easier to understand.


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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:31 AM

I'm  SOOO tempted to try this and not fork out 300 !!!

..but i am in no way mechanically minded and am pretty sure i'll flip something up !  


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#5 huw115pd

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:29 PM

Can i print this out for my own use in my garage whilst doing the job?


thanks


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#6 old_n07

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:27 AM

You can if you want Huw, it is there for everyone who needs it [Y]



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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:54 AM

Any chance of posting these pics in another format as I can't see them [:|]



#8 old_n07

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:59 AM

They are in jpeg format, is it that Photobucket is blocked or you can't view jpegs?


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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:59 AM

Do these instruction also cover the 2.0 TDI MkV engine?


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:06 AM

 i did mine while engine was out piece of cake took 5 minutes a didnt need any extra tools just marked up timing and ripped belt off new one on job done[H] pity was had engine out because of broken engine mount[:(] all done now though its not quite as daunting as it looks defo not worth paying dealers to do......that is unless your useless with spanners



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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:51 AM

Thanks very much for an outstanding post.


 Pse provide me with info to obtain an Elsawar workshop manual for a VW Golf 1.9l tdi 2004 mk5 - any advice to obtain a quality workshop manual for this vehicle would be appreciated.


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:54 AM

 i got a haines one from halfrods for £17 i think it was +_ a few quid



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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:30 AM

Cleaned up the thread. Please don't quote Neil's orignal post and images, it makes the page length massive and takes a while to scroll through.



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:51 AM

 Just done the belt and a service now my car wont start! used all the tools took a day to do both and the water pump and the water temp sensor! the old sensor was black the new one is green will that make a differance? Now the car is just turning over but doesnt feel like its trying to start! I have drained the battery once trying to start it and charged it over night but still no joy! does anyone know where i need to start to try and fix the problem? thanks for your help!



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:59 AM

Well I would start by making sure you're timing is right. Slip off the top cover and turn the crank so the marker lines up on the bottom cover/pulley. Check the camshaft then lines up. Did you do the fuel filter? If you did did you fill it up with diesel or just put it on dry?


Oh and this would get a better response in the engine technical section.



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:10 AM

 I did change the fuel filter and yes it was dry i turned it over for a while and pulled one of the pipes and it was still dry,so i tried some more ,the next time the pipe was full of fuel,have tried turning it over lots since with no joy! will check the timing! thanks



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:14 AM

They are in jpeg format, is it that Photobucket is blocked or you can't view jpegs?

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:49 AM

Sounds like you've filled it up with air. You should never put the filter on without filling it up.


However, you've done it now. Take the pipe off the top of the filter thats held by a clip and fill the filter with diesel using a funnel. You also need to pull the diesel through by sucking on the return pipe that goes into the filter. Obviously I would suggest you do this using a pump rather than your mouth. This will fill the lines and tandem pump with fuel. The tandem pump is designed so the rotor inside always stays wet allowing automatic priming but if it is dry you will need to suck the fuel through as mentioned.



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:00 AM

 Hi Neil,


Thanks for the info on the timing belt, very detailed great stuff on that.


I drive a Mark 4 golf diesel tdi and I am wondering if you would have something like that for the replacement of clutch & flywheel. If you do I would very much appreciate it and definitely would like to send you something as a thanks in the new year, and by the way i wont send you the old clutch.


Thanks in advance


Any help would be great


Patrick



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:06 AM

 Which diesel do you have?


Hot off the press: Clutch guide


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#21 huw115pd

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:33 AM

 Thanks for your help my timing was out! Didnt follow instructions properly! All done now!


Thanks again


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Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:53 PM

For info, the locking kit can be bought from here cheaper than on eBay:


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I bought one late Thursday evening and it arrived first thing Saturday morning. It cost £14.13 including delivery.


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:30 AM

Sounds like you've filled it up with air. You should never put the filter on without filling it up.

I was told once to fill the new filter with Fortes Diesel treatment as the injectors get it neat on starting - any mileage in that advice?



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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:01 AM

Alot of garages who change the fuel filter will do this. Its good because you don't have to get fresh diesel to fill it, and it's also great for cleaning the injector nozzles!


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 06:36 AM

 Do you have to take the O/S wheel off and inner arch to see the crank pulley or can you do it all from the top?



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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:11 PM

 Great Guide Neil just what ive been hunting  for, i am going to have a go myself at this next year when my belt is due, and also get the locking kit at at cheap price aswell [Y]


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:05 AM

Any chance you would have a guide for an AHF non PD engine?


 


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:06 AM

Any chance you would have a guide for an AHF non PD engine?

Thanks

 

Yeah i could do with one too if anyone has one :)



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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:45 AM

 Great guide, if you want a photo guide to do the cambelt, Car mechanics magazine did a cambelt change on their project gttdi in the dec 09 issue


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:47 PM

 Great guide, if you want a photo guide to do the cambelt, Car mechanics magazine did a cambelt change on their project gttdi in the dec 09 issue

That would be very handy, but does anyone have a copy of that issue :P







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