Been doing a bit of work on a recently brought v6 4 motion, technically its my mums car but ive got my eye on it and will be looking after it as if it were my own!
It needs new timing chains as its throwing a fault for cams out of tolerance. this is probably the biggest job of done on a car to date and every one ive spoken to about it has laughed and wished me luck! But what better way to learn!
Here it is jacked up ready to start.
Airbox and battery removed and gear selector disconnected.
Front end off. left condenser connected as I didn't want to release the refrigerant and it had enough movement anyway.
Gear box out. What a job that was! theres no clearance on 4 mos! I had to drop the subframe as well which I was hoping to avoid.
clutch and flywheel off.
Cam cover off.
Timing covers off.
Cam adjuster and top chain off.
Bottom chain, guides and tensioner installed
Top chain and guides installed.
And that's where its at now. Ive turned the engine over by hand and checked and rechecked the timing marks and all looks good. need to get some sealant and the covers can go back on tomorrow but then waiting for a few gaskets from VW which should be on Wednesday. also got a bolt snapped In the steering rack so will need to drill that out ready for some new bolts, which should be fun!