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03 jetta tdi, need to change timing belt

Discussion in 'VW Mk4 Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat TDI forum' started by jchitt, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. jchitt

    jchitt New Member

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    Can a good diesel guy change this with step by step instructions or should this be left for the pros??
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  2. Seatman

    Seatman Active Member

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  3. YMZ

    YMZ Super Moderator

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    If you can resist the temptation to take shortcuts (such as not using proper lockdown tools) and make sure to use good quality parts (without leaving out any essential ones) from a reputable vendor (NOT one from North Carolina!!!), you should be able to do a better job than the typical "pro"... (as they're usually pressed for time and most of the ones in the U.S. don't have all that much familiarity with these engines...)

    Remember the old adage: "Measure twice, cut once"?? Just interpret it to apply to mechanical work...

    Yuri.


    PS: closest trusted mechanic to you would be 140 miles away in Sunbury...
  4. jchitt

    jchitt New Member

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    do you have to reset the injection pump and is it possibe to find measurements on a cam locking tool that bolts on?? were planning to install it in two weeks.. thanks, jim

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