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#1 ochickey

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:58 PM

As the title says, just wondering if this is really a DIYable job? Got a V5 golf that needs new chains. Also any advice about where to buy the parts?

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:12 PM

Well if you need to ask if that is possible, than you shouldn't be even thinking about it... it involves removing the gearbox, subframe and a lot of other stuff... to be able to get to the chains in the first place...

For me it's not a problem but it definitely isn't a beginners job.

And the best place to get the parts needed is at the dealers parts counter or TPS.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:25 PM

okay thanks. how long did it take you?



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:39 PM

First time it took me 2 days... because I triple checked everything... now I do it in one go takes me about a day if I work alone with handtools, in a garage with power- and airtools it takes me 4 hours.

But that is because I know exactly where everything goes. How to set the timing and what needs to come off, and what is best to replace whilst you are doing that job....

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:45 PM

Your post has been moved.Always ask technical questions in the relevant technical section.







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