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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old March 18th, 2020, 03:44   #1
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Default Timing Belt Change

I'm planning to change the timing belt/water pump myself.
Anybody has done it themselves ? any gotchas ?

I have the service manual and youtube videos, does not seem very difficult.

Is the kit from IDPARTS any good ?
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Old March 18th, 2020, 04:14   #2
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It isn't hard but it is kind of an exact science. IDParts is probably one of the better places to get your kit from. Follow the directions and use the proper tools and you shouldn't have any problems. Don't deviate and go off on your own though.
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Old March 18th, 2020, 08:08   #3
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iDPARts is much cheaper than OEM. Any reason to go with OEM?
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Old March 18th, 2020, 08:21   #4
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By OEM you mean the dealer? IDParts sells quality kits and I would have no issues buying from them and have many times. I think many of their parts are OEM sourced parts or excellent secondary mfg's.
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Old March 18th, 2020, 09:55   #5
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By OEM you mean the dealer? IDParts sells quality kits and I would have no issues buying from them and have many times. I think many of their parts are OEM sourced parts or excellent secondary mfg's.
sorry, I meant "Genuine VAG parts" . VAG parts seem to run double what IDPARTS asks. are we just paying for the name or is it actually better?
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Call and talk to IDParts. I think you will find that they carry "Genuine VAG parts" as well as others. As I said I would have no problems with anything they have for sale. They are a participating member here and have always provided me with excellent service and parts over the years. Many others here could say the same thing.
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you can do it without pulling the engine mount.
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you can do it without pulling the engine mount.
how ? lift up the engine just enough to pass the belt and rest it back ?
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how ? lift up the engine just enough to pass the belt and rest it back ?
it only has to be pulled to get the tensioner off. well if the stud is pulled it can save you an hour. 12 minute mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881JtT3HMPs
here is another good one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19PgrQc7wkI just skip the engine mount removal. you do need some special tools. crank retainer, cam and hpfp pins, tensioner pin, and a spanner wrench. also a good time to replace your coolant.
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It's not difficult at all on the commonrails, just lock everything down as needed and follow instructions . Removing the tensioner stud is absolutely the way to go. Safer, faster, better.

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But my car is a mk7 with CRUA engine. Engine mount has to go in order to remove the belt.
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the timing system is about 90% of the same (different water pump), plus you don't have the booster fuel pump as the Gen1 cars that needs to be splayed out of the way.
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Motor mount has to come off, you can't pull the stud like on the CKRA.
I've pulled mine when I did the CP3 fuel pump. You can watch the video from myturbodiesel.com and it's almost the exact same. The cam lock procedure is slightly different so pay close attention there in your manual. The crank lock, cam lock from previous CR timing belt tool kits work here as well.
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a few questions:

1. what is the preferred method to support the engine ? (from top or below)
2. it is not very clear how to remove/reinstall the lower belt cover, there is some kind of breakable tab ?
3. the camshaft sprocket central bolt has to be loosened, then retightened using the counterhold spanner. torque spec is 100NM, how easy/hard is it ?
4. to loosened/retorque the high pressure fuel pump sprocket central bolt, is it necessary to counterhold on the camshaft sprocket with the belt on ?

thanks for any input.
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Starts on page 105 of the ErWin "Engine Mechanical, Fuel Injection and Glow Plug" manual.
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