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.
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?
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.
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