Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Oil pump - refitting
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre post August 1985 / Oil pump - refitting

Refitting is a reversal of removal, but bear in mind the following points: a) Use new gaskets on all components.

b) Lubricate all new parts liberally with clean engine oil.

c) If the small plug in the front cover is at all damaged, renew it.

d) Fit a new crankshaft oil seal to the cover.

The oil seal can be prised out and a new one pressed fully home.

e) The chain is tensioned by moving the pump housing against its mounting bolts.

f) With light finger pressure exerted on the chain, deflection should be as specified (see illustration).

9.1 Checking oil pump drive chain tension
9.1 Checking oil pump drive chain tension

g) Whenever the sump is removed with the engine in situ, the two hexagon screws in the sealing flange at the flywheel end should be replaced by socket-headed screws and spring washers, and tightened to the specified torque setting.

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