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Just joined and have a question. I had a timing belt break on a 2003 jetta tdi. I found a great diy on changing the belt on this website. I had a question about removing the engine mount and raising the engine 1/4 inch. Is this nesessary.
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It's probably to give yourself more room down the side, I'm not familiar with the jetta but most of them are fairly tight to get your hands in.:)

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If your timing belt broke you will most likely need to remove the head for inspection. The valves go straight up-down so they may not bend and change compression. See the head replacement article.

Not 100% necessary to remove the motor mount but it does free up some room. If not, work around it.
 

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Thanks for the info. I took the head off and it looked ok to me. but, just to be safe I took it into a machine shop. they took it all apart, cam and lifters, did a leak check and said everything looks ok. doesn't seem to have hit. I measured all the pistons, and they all seem to be at the same height, no bent rods. anything else I should check before I start putting it back together.
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