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Old March 12th, 2007, 09:46   #1
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I've got an AAZ 97 Golf, and its due for a TB change. Its the first one since I've had it, and I'd like some help (more like watch someone do it - so I can learn for the next time).

Can anyone in the Tri-State help me out?

Also, any suggestions as to where I should purchase the stuff I need?

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Old March 12th, 2007, 09:49   #2
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there's a guy in Pt Jervis NY that can probably handle a unique machine like this.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 09:51   #3
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Maybe IBW (IndigoBlueWagon) is near you? He can do a TB change. The dieselgeek.com site is one good place to get a TB replacement kit. You should also consider replacing the water pump as well while you're in there.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 10:01   #4
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there's a guy in Pt Jervis NY that can probably handle a unique machine like this.
I think its TDIJetta99. Here's a link to a thread about him:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=170406
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Old March 12th, 2007, 14:05   #5
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Wow - fast replies, thanks guys.
I've PM'd IBW, but still waiting for a reply.
Any other suggestions? Is a TB something that gets done at GTG's?
I'd rather not pay too much for labor, as I know this is somewhat of a DIY - its just that I've never done it before.
Anyone have any good Canadian diesel part sites? Most of the US ones only sell products for the TDI - which my car is not (Its an IDI).

Again, thanks for all the help - keep it coming!
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Old March 12th, 2007, 18:03   #6
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Are you sure you want us to help?
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=170332

The AAZ uses a different pump lock pin than the 1Z, but the procedure is the same. I'm sure a suitable substitute for the VW tool 3359 used on the AAZ can be found.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:45   #7
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IBW is not an auto repair person.......but he plays one on TV!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:42   #8
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anyone else got any info?
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Old March 21st, 2007, 15:03   #9
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 09:25   #10
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The AAZ uses many of the same cam belt parts as the 1Z and AHU, HOWEVER....
The engine manufacture date is needed for a break in the type of self tensioning unit used. The AAZ up to 552 765 used one type, the AAZ from 552 766 and later use the same as the 1Z. Your 97 model year AAZ most likely uses the same as the 97 1Z, but check anyway.
The only discernible difference based on the EtKA parts listing is that the early AAZ uses a nut with an M10 thread plus a spring washer in the center of the tensioner. The later AAZ and 1Z use a self locking nut with an M8 thread plus a flat washer in the center of its tensioner.
The cover plate on which the tensioner is mounted has a break at the same engine serial number. I doubt that the tensioner can be changed from one type to the other unless the cover plate is also changed.
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I think its TDIJetta99. Here's a link to a thread about him:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=170406
This was the answer to your question. You also have MrChill in Braintree Ma and Jolly Green Giant in Bradford, Ma.
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This was the answer to your question. You also have MrChill in Braintree Ma and Jolly Green Giant in Bradford, Ma.
Thanks. I've already talked to him, Chris, and Keith (Meganuke) - but haven't sent a message to JGG yet. I'll do that right now
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Still waiting to find someone reasonable close - can anyone else help out?
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I know of no one that does free 'house calls'.

I'm 140 miles away if interested. Bring your own parts.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 13:46   #15
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Hey there, been a long time since I've ever even checked this forums. Don't usually go on here but I got bored and the spring fevers hittin me making me want a diesel again...Anyways...

I don't live too far away myself, just over in T-Town. But then I've never worked on a TDI, just the past 3 body styles of 2.0L VW's (MKIV, MKIII, & MKII), of course I could always help ya out by bringin some booze . Only done the timing belts a couple times, but definetly something I'd recommend you have someone show ya how the first time. After that its fairly easy. As far as parts go it sounds like the only problem ya might have is the Tensioner, but I would highly recommend GermanAutoParts.com Good quality stuff at decent prices and I usually get my order in 1 day cuz I'm so close (NO I don't work for them or anything). Maybe you could even call 'em and ask about that tensioner, but I know they have kits for alot of Timing Belt replacements.

edit- Forgot to mention that if worse comes to worse maybe you could just keep using the current tensioner. I'm sure many on here would highly recommend not doing so as its too risky, but perhaps you could swap it out later when you find the right one.

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