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Hi all
I'm a new member and have just bought a 2.5tdi 2001. Its got 69000 on the clock and I have service history upto 45000. I cant find any evidence that the cambelt and waterpump has been done, so I thought I'd play it safe and do it.
I'm looking at doing it myself as I like to make sure its done right. Questions.. Is there any special tools required ie cam locking etc? Has anyone done one and posted a pictorial guide? What kind of time frame is required to complete the job start to finish. I ask this because my last cambelt change was an Audi 3.0 v6 and took nearly 3 days (its a biggy, believe me. Complete front end removal just to get at the bugger) last august.
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Unless you have the correct diagnostic equipment like vagcom or similar that allows you to check the TDI timing then dont even bother trying to replace the belts yourself.
I can replace the Audi V6 belts in around 5-6 hours and a similar time for a 2.5TDI T4 so dont bother doing it yourself they are a tricky one to replace, 2 belts two tensioners and an eccentric timing idler and only one true timing mark on the flywheel,special tool required for setting the camshaft correctly.
Get a local VW specialist to to the job for you.
I had a forum member travel from southampton to truro yesterday for me to do his belts on his T4 because he heard how tricky they are and ould not trust anyone local to him.
 

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5-6 hours!!! Thats some goin. It was my first time though and not knowing where anything was..Thats a fair comment. Any good vw specialists in the midlands??
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i have had the same problem. used my local who are ok but regret not taking the day off to go to aggie. short of time does not help. they did not quite get it right first time and other probs came up. not far for me as well.
 
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