VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze Diesel forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have a 2004 Jetta, BEW, manual, 135K miles. I am inspecting my camshaft. I see the posted pictures of camshafts, but I can not judge if the camshaft is good or not on my car.
Thanks to all who make this an informative site.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,942 Posts
Maybe you could try taking some pics of yours and posting them on here, you'll have to try and get them nice and clear and reasonably close up though.:)

welcometomyturbodies
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I thought all the edges felt the same. The bevels all looked similar. I don't have enough exprience to know the difference between a good one and bad one.
I tried taking a picture, but the resolution was not very good.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I am now able to rotate the crank and I have a better view of the cam closest to the timing belt. The loss of the bevel on the lobe is obvious.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I did the TB at 100K and I have alignment tool. Is the other tool the cam sprocket puller?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,902 Posts
The 2 camshaft tools are shown in the camshaft writeup and here: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/tdi-timing-belt-tool-rental.htm

The camshaft bolt is on a nub which means I couldn't use my universal counterhold tool and obviously you don't want to use the timing belt to counterhold against a 79 ft-lb bolt. The other tool is a puller since it's pressed on. Since you're removing the camshaft it's possible to get it off and knock off the pulley while it's off the car, but this is easier and makes removal easier too.

Also, post moved out of intros and title edited to reflect the more technical questions here.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Do you know the thread of the screws that screw into camshaft spocket that are part of T10052 the camshaft sprocket puller?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,902 Posts
No but if you remove one of the 13mm camshaft sprocket bolts, the other 2 will hold it fine and you can measure that. Just make sure to put it back to 18 ft lbs before you run the engine.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top