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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old March 29th, 2000, 19:03   #1
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Default A Timing Chain without the Chain?

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Old March 30th, 2000, 07:37   #2
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Default Re: A Timing Chain without the Chain?

Those are meant for American pushrod V8's where the camshaft is located in the V between the banks of cylinders and the center distance between the crank and cam is not too great. In order to make it all the way to an overhead cam, you need an awful lot of gears.

It can (and has) been done. Various Honda motorcycle engines have gear driven cams, most notably later model VFR750 and VFR800, and the RC45. The whine of the cam drive train is clearly audible.

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