Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

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


1 Lubricate the bucket tappets, the camshaft journals and the camshaft liberally with clean engine oil.

2 Place the camshaft in position on the cylinder head (see illustration).

10.2 Refitting the camshaft
10.2 Refitting the camshaft

3 Fit a new camshaft oil seal (see illustration).

10.3 Camshaft oil seal
10.3 Camshaft oil seal

4 Refit the bearing caps, ensuring that they are the right way and in their correct position (they should be numbered 1 to 5, readable from the exhaust manifold side of the head).

5 Thread on the cap retaining nuts loosely, then tighten the nuts on Nos. 2 and 4 caps in a diagonal sequence to the Stage 1 torque figure specified (see illustration).

10.5 Tightening a camshaft bearing cap nut
10.5 Tightening a camshaft bearing cap nut

6 Tighten the nuts on caps 1, 3 and 5 to the Stage 1 torque.

7 Once all nuts have been tightened to the Stage 1 torque, tighten all nuts a further 90° (Stage 2). Fit and tighten No. 5 cap screws to the correct torque.

8 Refit the Woodruff key into its slot in the camshaft, where applicable. Fit the camshaft sprocket and tighten the bolt to the specified torque (see illustration).

10.8 Fitting the camshaft sprocket bolt
10.8 Fitting the camshaft sprocket bolt

9 If the work is being carried out in the engine compartment, follow the procedure given in Part A of this Chapter, Section 35, paragraphs 9 to 18.

10 Ignore any reference to the oil spray tube and be sure to refit the oil shield at the distributor end of the camshaft before the valve cover is refitted.

11 If the cylinder head is out of the vehicle, it will obviously have to be refitted before the timing belt can be reconnected.


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