I was having some driveability problems with my rabbit and I'm checking to make sure that the timing belt hasn't jumped or been installed improperly by previous owner. Alldata, says to line the valve pulley up with a flimsey piece of sheet metal via a mark on the backside of the pulley itself; and the crank(with accessory pulley installed)mark to be lined up with the intermediate shaft pulley mark. Now my problem is that this piece of sheet metal looks a bit off, which in turn could put the time a whole tooth off. Not to mention that the lining up the marks via crank and intermediate shaft seems like a total pain due to lack of visibility. Does anyone have a more accurate way of checking this? I noticed a few marks on the front side of the timing pulleys that Alldata didn't even mention.
I searched around, I couldnt find anything on timing the 8v. Just the 1.8T's.