Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Camshaft - examination and renovation
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Camshaft - examination and renovation

Examine the camshaft bearing surfaces, cam lobes and followers for wear. If wear is excessive, renew the camshaft and followers.

Check the camshaft run-out by turning it between fixed centres with a dial gauge on the centre journal. If the run-out exceeds that specified, renew the shaft (see illustration).

27.2 Checking camshaft run-out
27.2 Checking camshaft run-out

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