Hi, I am about to take on the timing belt replacement job on my 2004 jetta. I would really like to be able to access the second page of the how-to thread. I hope the belt job is not as difficult as gaining access to the thread. Any suggestions?
LOL, all you had to do is sign up an post an introduction! There are some cautions in there like checking the length of the harmonic balancer bolts which aren't in the service manual due to unlisted parts changes. However, your 2004 should use the regular ones since it's an early car.
I'm in the middle of a timing belt, valve job, and intake cleaning. The directions in the DIY section were really helpful. Having all the right tools made the timeing belt pretty easy, so far.... I have my head off still waiting on all new valves, lifters to to come in. I'm doing all the work myself and haven't had any trouble yet. My timing belt stripped at the crank when I tried to start the car one day. So of course I tried to start the car a couple of times and bumped two valves. I'm going to replace them all. Good luck with the job.
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