Skip to content

How to Replace timing chains on VW Golf 5 1.6 FSI

Special tools

  • Dial gauge – No.VAS 6079.
  • Dial gauge holder – No.T10170.
  • Camshaft alignment tool – No.T10171.
  • Camshaft/oil pump sprocket holding tool – No.T10172.
  • Crankshaft locking tool – No.T10340.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool – No.3415.
  • Tensioner locking pin – No.T40011.

General precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • Observe tightening torques.
  • If fitted: Mark position of crankshaft position (CKP) sensor before removal.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft with timing chain removed.
How to Replace timing chains on VW Golf 5 1.6 FSI
How to Replace timing chains on VW Golf 5 1.6 FSI

Valve timing procedures

  • Removal/installation of timing chain requires:
      • Timing chain cover removal.
      • Sump removal.

NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on chains.

  • Install dial gauge and holder in No.1 cylinder plug hole. Ensure engine at TDC on No.1 cylinder [1] .
  • Ensure timing marks on camshafts aligned as shown. If not, turn crankshaft 360° [2] .
  • Fit camshaft alignment tool [3] .

NOTE: If camshaft alignment tool cannot be inserted valve timing is incorrect.

  • Compress timing chain tensioner and lock with locking pin [4] .
  • Remove camshaft sprockets and chain.
  • Align camshafts. Use special tool [3] .
  • Install camshaft sprockets and timing chain.
  • Engines with variable valve timing:
      • Fit new bolt. Tighten inlet camshaft adjuster bolt [5] . Tightening torque: 40 Nm + 90°.

NOTE: Inlet camshaft sprocket bolt has LH thread

  • Engines without variable valve timing:
      • Tighten inlet camshaft sprocket bolt [6] . Tightening torque: 50 Nm + 90°.
  • Tighten exhaust camshaft sprocket bolt. Tightening torque: 50 Nm + 90°.
  • Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt. Tightening torque:
      • A = 150 Nm + 180°
      • B = 90 Nm + 90°

NOTE: Crankshaft pulley bolt and bolt on each camshaft sprocket MUST only be used once.

  • Remove camshaft alignment tool. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise.
  • Check valve timing [3] .

Related Cars

1 vote

2 Comments

  1. kelvins kelvins

    Thank you for the very important information it realy works

  2. javed javed

    please send me the video of how to replace of vento petrol twincam

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *