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HOW TO CHANGE TIMING BELT - Citi Volkswagen Cars & Trucks

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  • Marvin
    Marvin Oct 23, 2012

    On what?

  • Lyal
    Lyal Oct 26, 2012

    Sorry for the lack of info..............2008 VW citiRox 1.4i

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Oct 27, 2012

    Right a 1.4 petrol ,well this is not a problem once a basic method is used ,now all these modern cars do not have a keyway on the crankshaft so to save money on a kit for nearly every different version then i go back to basics so to speak .Now what i do is to drill 10mm hole through the bell housing in line with the starter ring gear from underneath where i have the access to manipulate the drill ,then i tap the thread and use a longish bolt with the end ground to a point then i screw this in till it touches the ringear and then a nip .This has now locked the crankshaft up so then the front pulley can be undone because as no keyway on the belt drive gear as soon as you try to undo the bolt the crank can turn and the valves hit the piston,but with the crank locked up no sweat, then a dab of white paint on the pulleys to the head and its safe to slacken the adjuster and change the belt .When tightening the lower crank pulley make sure you have somewhere around 120lbs torque because if that isnt tight enough then what happens is a nice motorway run and it allows the bottom gear to move a bit and crunch .

  • Lyal
    Lyal Oct 29, 2012

    Thanks alot for the assist, much appreciated.

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Oct 30, 2012

    let me know how you get on if you need anymore help as i do have a alldata book available in the yard

  • Lyal
    Lyal Nov 07, 2012

    Thanks Again, i do have another question for you. I installed an aftermarket horn &i'm having problems with the wiring. It is a Fiamm double Trumpet, I know how to wire up the relay, I have connected everything to where its supposed to go except the negative terminals on the horns themselves as the factory horn did not have a ground wire, I assumed the Fiamms would also ground to the Chassis. When I only put the ignition on they blow fine but cut out intermittently when I start the car they sound completely weird lol. i have tried connecting the -terminal of the horn to the body but then it just stays on. what am i doing wrong?

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Nov 08, 2012

    sorry about delay but only just had your reply posted to me ,now this horn thingy and please remember its early in the morning here at moment as i have a job to do where i need to pick up a car this morning but from your description it sounds like the voltage is rising too high causing the horns to have a higher pitch ,check the voltage across the battery as someone brings the engine up to 2500 rpm if its 15v then this is your problem .Been working and driving these newer 3 cylinder models --not impressed as no low rpm torque ok if you rev the proverbials off of it but not in the same league as a four cylinder i think

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Nov 08, 2012

    soirry miwritten should say higher than 15v

  • Lyal
    Lyal Nov 08, 2012

    Thanks Colin will pull the voltmeter out. So you dont think its a grounding problem? and no worries bout the delay. yeah you right test drove a bluemotion Polo a 3cylinder and wasnt impressed. i am very happy with my VtroublU Mk1 which i think is 124nm @ 4400rpm(i stand to be corrected)

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Nov 10, 2012

    cannot find the original question with the bit about the relays in ,had me dreaming about this last night and thats bad when you dream about car questions and not a decent **** or two.Want a good laugh ? you know how i go on about cars with no keyway on the crank pulley ?' well done a newish renault kangoo diesel yesterday and guess what ? it had timing marks on the gears and a keyway on the pulley and a adjustable cam pulley via the spokes to allow for the tension movement when tensioning ,i was flabbergasted perhaps someone at renault reads the questions i answer and they may even bless me with a renault thats rewads with my OBDII reader miracles will never cease .

  • Marvin
    Marvin Nov 10, 2012

    Colin that is great information. Thanks from this old mechanic

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Nov 11, 2012

    no dennis iam older than you ,i remember rod and cable brakes ,side valve engines and worst of all cars with no heaters .Not forgetting them awful wiper motors driven by the vacumn from the manifold ,go downhill with foot off the throttle and they went so fast the wiper blades could and often did fly off ,then going uphill they were so slow you couldnt see in heavy rain .

  • Nate Whaley Nov 26, 2012

    ji Dennis i saw yoy listef as a Ford expert amd hope you can help please look at my question or else this next sentence won't make any sense. we checkd the switch and its getting fuel pressure. ee think timing chain slipped when i lost oil pressure. the car went one block then died. i didn't know i sliced through oil filter. mobile mechanic says half the engine isnt getting compression auto shop said unless i want to spend 2000 fixing it i would Junk it without even looking at it i don't want to junk it if its just a timing chain dont think i drove far enough to damage engine. forgive me im just the wife my hubby explaind it b

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A VW i think but without model and year i cannot help ,also is it a diesel or a petrol engine ,but it could be electric version??

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