I am currently getting ready to install a new timing belt on my wifes new beetle (2003). I have the tools from diesel geek and the vag com and should have all the parts in by next weekend. Wish me luck.
Away you go, it's not that bad as long as you follow instructions and have some idea what you're doing then they're fine. I haven't found one yet I haven't been able to do with a bunch of second rate tools.
just make sure you do the belt tensioning right...
I always wondered why the heck the cam and ip sprockets had to come loose. I was even planning on doing the job without loosening them... then I pulled my head out of my a** and realized that the WHOLE belt will stretch
my advice: don't try and skip any step, for you may not understand the importance of it :thumbsup
but it'll turn out ok =]
the engine mount(the one bolted to the block with 3 bolts) was a little difficult to deal with. you must raise and lower the engine just right to get to the bolts out. and the mount takes a deal of maneuvering to get completely out.
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