Yea double check your timing again and that you did everything up properly.Last weekend I did my first Timing Belt replacement on my 2007 GTI. I used all the correct parts and followed this DYI. I rotated twice the Camshaft and everytime the marks matched. I thought everything worked out ok. I drove the car for about 5 miles and all appeared to have worked out according to plan.
Today I got the CEL ON and code P0016 (Incorrect Correlation).
Anyone have any advice before I take apart everything ?
After thinking for a while, I might not tighten the tensioner enough, not until the tab aligns with notch... Could it be this the reason ?
Well, thank you for this good help and the spelling check.If you're the type of person that forgets to tighten tensioners properly and also misspells the word DIY, I'd let someone else do your timing job. It's best to be the type of person who focuses on details. There's too much at stake.
That's not me being harsh; it's the legitimate reality for anyone considering this timing belt job.
Sorry for the late reply. I wouldn't replace the crank seal unless it is leaking. I went 215,000 miles and mine never leaked. My camshaft seal also never leaked in that time. Have those parts handy when doing this job, but only replace if they're leaking.Thank you Zach for posting this. It helped me a lot, especially after I stripped one of the crank pulley hex bolt. My car is @200K now. I am doing the timing belt now and really debating if I should replace the front crank seal. It is not leaking now. My biggest concern is the crank sprocket. I do not have air tools. How hard is it to take the bolt off? Is a special tool required to remove the sprocket? Thanks
An experienced person might be able to do it in 4 hours. If you're new to this, I'd start on a Saturday morning and really take your time. Will probably be done by late afternoon or evening. It's good to have Sunday available in case you run into any issues like a stripped bolt or similar.I got all the part just curious how long this would take for someone who's never done this type of job before ?
Less than 4 hrs?
I had never done something this in-depth when I did mine. Keep in mind it was my father and I, so two people. We started on a Saturday morning and took about 8 hours to do everything to put the new belt on. We then took a couple hours on Sunday morning to put everything back together. Also keep in mind that we're both pretty methodical people, so normal people probably move a little quicker haha.An experienced person might be able to do it in 4 hours. If you're new to this, I'd start on a Saturday morning and really take your time. Will probably be done by late afternoon or evening. It's good to have Sunday available in case you run into any issues like a stripped bolt or similar.
No, you won't. He has to upgrade his account and start giving them money, OR host all of his images somewhere else, like Imgur.com, where it's free. Then he has to come back and update all of his links to the new site, THEN we'll be able to see his pics. But since he hasn't responded and hasn't updated his links, I'm going to guess that he's not coming back and not going to update his pics...Good luck with your TB replacement!I am having issue seeing the pics on your post. After reading, I am still confuse d about what photobucket is doing. If I get an account will I be able to see them?