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#1 Miss.S.L.Hope

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:25 PM

Documentation / Notes for my NVQ2 Engine Section

 

Currently I only have one part left within my Engine section of my NVQ2 which is the Cambelt section .. Ergh.

 

Previous Experience with this would be over 2 years ago I assisted a work colleague with 2 Cambelts at work so he could attempt to teach me. I have since forgotten most of what he taught me that day and my current garage are not running my apprenticeship therefore its a case of trial and error at home. 

 

VW Golf Mk4 - Cambelt Practice Attempt One..

 

Luckily my front garden looks like a scrap yard and we have a VW Golf Mk2 that requires a Head gasket replaced so my amazing partner has allowed me to practice my Cambelt on this one first (As if I ******* the engine technically it was already broken..)


Edited by Miss.S.L.Hope, 25 September 2018 - 08:26 PM.


#2 Twincam

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

Once you've locked everything in place, it shouldn't be hard to do them.

Is the Mk4 transverse or longitudinal? The MK2s I used to do with just tippex on the sprocket/pulley and away I went but there should be timing tools which allow for no margin of error.

#3 Miss.S.L.Hope

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:58 PM

So, I've just discovered you can no longer add photos on here which ruins my plans of a detailed write up. Afraid it will be a old fashioned step by step guide.

 

The theory is there in my head as I've done a lot of research before I started, however I need to be able to do it start to finish with confidence otherwise my NVQ man will never sign it off. Its Transverse, I haven't added it yet but I've got that far but want to practice with timing pins as well as the car I get at college may need to be done with Pins rather than timing marks as I have no idea what I'll be working on until I turn up. :)



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:07 PM

You can add photos using imgur

#5 Allrounder

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:49 AM

Does you current workshop use a tech site like autodata! Step by step instructions on them to take the guesswork out. If not then a timing belt kit from gates usually has them in.

#6 Wiggy

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:51 PM

I've done a MK4 Golf 1.6 16V. I used 2x 8mm? drill bits as locking tools for the cams. I was surprised at how easy it was.

#7 Miss.S.L.Hope

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:58 PM

I couldn't work out the Imgur, So i'll go back to it.

Luckily I've got a Timing Belt book plus I printed off the Autodata version as well. 

I also have a box with a assortment of Timing Pins so one should fit.

I'm still in the process of practising as it keeps Raining. I hate Rain :(



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:34 AM

Piston no1 at tdc (nearest belt end) line up crank pully mark or make your own using tippex loosen tensioner and remove belt , replace tensioner and belt along with the water pump and refit new belt, crank engine over twice to make sure the marks still line up, i refit a road wheel and put it on top gear, if all good refit covers and aux belt etc, job done



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:50 PM

I bought said Golf cheaply from a 'VW Specialist' off of eBay, for a mate. It ran but kept giving a MAP sensor error.

When I checked the (brand new) Cam belt, I found they'd timed it with a casting mark instead of the timing mark.

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Just something to be aware of.




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