Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Crankshaft and main bearings - refitting
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Crankshaft and main bearings - refitting


1 Clean the backs of the bearing shells and the bearing recesses in the cylinder block and main bearing caps.

2 Press the main bearing shells into the cylinder block and caps and oil them liberally (see illustration).

29.2 Fitting centre main bearing shell
29.2 Fitting centre main bearing shell

3 Where thrustwashers are being refitted (instead of a shouldered type No 3 main bearing shell, a plain shell is used), smear the washers with grease and stick them into position on the side of the centre main bearing and its cap (see illustration). The washers must be fitted so that their oilways face away from the bearings in the block and cap.

29.3 Thrustwasher location on centre main bearing
29.3 Thrustwasher location on centre main bearing

4 Lower the crankshaft into position, then fit the main bearing caps in their previously noted positions (see illustration). Note that the bearing shell lugs are adjacent to each other.

29.4 Fitting centre main bearing cap
29.4 Fitting centre main bearing cap

5 Insert the bolts and tighten them evenly to the specified torque. Check that the crankshaft rotates freely then check that the endfloat is within the specified limits by inserting a feeler blade between the centre crankshaft web and the thrustwashers or bearing shoulder, as applicable.

6 Refit the rear oil seal bearing and oil pump and reconnect the connecting rods.


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