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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2016, 05:53:36 PM »
Providing both cams have rotated by the same amount then it should be fine.

If in doubt turn the engine over twice by hand with a long ratchet on the crank bolt.

It's all up and running now, has a bit of a lumpy tick over and with very slight throttle whilst still under 1000rpm it's perfect, spark plugs are looking knackered so will change them tomorrow ,blocked of the pcv while i was at it so going to check there are no leaks there.
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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2016, 10:46:20 AM »
Ok keep getting camshaft sensor problem now since changing chain and tensioner, clears ok but returns in a day or so?? anyone any ideas ? i have changed the sensor with no change, are there any adaption resets i can do with it being run so long with the buggered chain and tensioner? by that i mean does the cam adjuster adapt to the play in the old chain and tensioner  :thinking:

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2016, 12:34:27 PM »
I did think it would adjust itself to suit just not sure, i'm going to poke around today and check wiring etc, thanks

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2016, 01:37:59 PM »
I'm getting this fault, camshaft position correlation which to me means it's not singing of the same hymn sheet as the crankshaft sensor, possibly out a tooth ! i have no misfires car runs lovely and smooth, little judder on tick over but goes away when in gear and foot on brake ( DSG ) so god knows i'm begining to climb walls !!  :doh:

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2016, 03:26:12 PM »
Dont have vcds and located in the far north east corner of Scotland.....

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2016, 10:33:59 AM »
I'm putting this down to the timing being out a tooth, does anyone know how to set the inlet cam on these? i had to rotate very slightly to get the cam adjuster back on when i say slight i mean very slight, i didnt think it would be a problem as i had to move it so little. if anyone knows could you let me know how this is done.

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2016, 12:12:55 PM »
Buy VCDS


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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2016, 03:53:28 PM »
I will get vcds at some point, just going to strip it down again and sort it out nothing else for it, i have diagnostis and should get kw reading off that so see what i get , thanks

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2016, 04:17:12 PM »
Ok got a reading of 44/45 kw ticking over if the actual should be 24 i would say its a bit out ! anyone have an idea how to adjust the cam? as obviously once the chain is off there is nothing holding it but the locking tool also i don't see any markings on the cam apart from the dimple on the inlet teeth

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2016, 04:25:22 PM »
Make sure engine is up to operating temp before measuring.

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2016, 05:14:26 PM »
Thats exactly what i did do with regards to cam adjuster and chain, it was minimal turning to the inlet cam to get it on but obviously enough for it to throw it off, car was at temperature when reading was taken

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2016, 07:45:21 PM »
I'm just in the process of doing this job with the help of this brilliant guide, much appreciated rich . Ive removed the cam cover and cam chain cover and considering the mileage the engine has done (108,000), everything seems to be in good condition. Should I still go ahead and change the tensioner and timing chain? I'm not sure if the previous owner replaced it as there is no record of this in the service history. Would it be advised for a piece of mind as I will be fitting a hybrid K04 in the next month or two.

Here's the condition and a quick video.


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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2016, 08:51:23 PM »
i wouldn't just disassemble it for the sake of it, if you strip it then change it so you might as well  :grin:

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2016, 09:07:22 PM »
i wouldn't just disassemble it for the sake of it, if you strip it then change it so you might as well  :grin:

Very true  :happy2:

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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2016, 06:16:13 AM »
nice manual ;)