Show­ing the way the belt should be fit­ted to the top pul­leys.

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Al­though you have the lock­ing pins (VW part num­ber T10074), there is an­other VW tool rec­om­mended for the job: VW part num­ber T10075. To fit this, you should re­move the ig­ni­tion trans­former to ac­cess the rear end of the ex­haust cam. The tool will then fit into the end of the camshaft, al­low­ing you to turn the camshaft to ten­sion it. This job can be done with­out the ex­tra tool by us­ing a span­ner on the front of the cam pul­ley bolt.

Leave the lock­ing pin in the inlet pul­ley and re­move the lock­ing pin from the ex­haust pul­ley, us­ing the span­ner to move the pul­ley an­ti­clock­wise the half-tooth nec­es­sary to lo­cate the belt, while keep­ing the belt on the inlet pul­ley. Hold­ing the belt in place, turn the pul­ley clock­wise with the span­ner – this should not take too much pres­sure – un­til the belt is taut and the ex­haust pul­ley lock­ing pin will fit in place. The lower ten­sioner can then be tight­ened into po­si­tion and the main belt fit­ted.

Once the belt is fit­ted, you will see that there is no slack in the short run of belt across the top of the two pul­leys and that all of the slack has been taken up by the ten­sioner be­low the pul­leys. As is al­ways rec­om­mended when re­plac­ing a tim­ing belt, turn the en­gine two full turns by hand and en­sure the tim­ing marks line up be­fore re­assem­bling the en­gine.

EN­SURE BELT STAYS IN MESH TURN PUL­LEY ANTI-CLOCK­WISE TO MESH WITH BELT; WHEN MESHED, TURN PUL­LEY CLOCK­WISE TO LINE UP PUL­LEY LEAVE THIS PIN IN PLACE PLACE SPAN­NER HERE RE­MOVE THIS PIN

This shows the teeth not lin­ing up with the two pul­leys.

This shows the slack in the top belt.

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