Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Fuel metering distributor - removal and refitting
Fuel and exhaust systems - K-Jetronic fuel injection - 8 valve engines / Fuel metering distributor - removal and refitting

Note: Ensure that the vehicle is in a well ventilated space and away from naked flames or other possible sources of ignition Removal
1 Disconnect the battery terminals.

2 While holding a rag over the joint to prevent fuel from being sprayed out, loosen the control pressure line from the warm-up valve.

The control pressure line is the one connected to the large union of the valve.

3 Mark each fuel line and its port on the distributor. Carefully clean all dirt from around the fuel unions and distributor ports and then disconnect the lines.

4 Unscrew and remove the connection of the pressure control line to the distributor.

5 Remove the locking plug from the CO adjusting screw, then remove the three screws securing the distributor (see illustration).

15.5 View showing fuel distributor retaining screws (A)
15.5 View showing fuel distributor retaining screws (A)

Do not remove screws (B)

6 Lift off the distributor, taking care that the metering plunger does not fall out. If the plunger does fall out accidentally, clean it in fuel and then re-insert it with its chamfered end downwards.

7 Before refitting the distributor, ensure that the plunger moves up and down freely. If the plunger sticks, the distributor must be renewed.

8 Refit the distributor, using a new sealing ring. After tightening the screws, lock them with paint.

9 Refit the fuel lines and the cap of the CO adjusting screw then tighten the union on the warm-up valve.

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