3. Wrapping the lobe in a small towel before would cause no harm.
4. You can never have even lube
5. Any of those would work. Even some white out.
I bought TT 264/260 cams for my R, I've looked around a little and I found these two threads and still have questions about install.
cam install with detailed pictures
R32 what needs to be replaced w/ cam install
1. I'm at 95k, my clutch is good and my chains aren't making any noise. I don't drive my car super hard and I only put about 5-8k on my car a year. Should I hold off replacing my timing chain until they make noise? Should I just replace the 3 guides while I'm in there replacing the cams?
2. At the very least I need to replace; cam oil rings, valve cover gasket and o rings, cam stretch bolts, intake gasket...anything else?
3. How do you suggest removing the cam gear from the cam? In the photos it looks like someone just used an adjustable wrench on the cam lobes, I'm not looking to scratch the stock cams.
4. I would assume I should use some assembly grease what do you recommend and how much is too little vs too much? Does assembly grease funk up the oil? How soon after install/lube should I change the oil?
5. What is a good marking tool; paint, grease pen, crayon, that I can use to make my own timing marks that won't effect anything.
6. How much time should I figure for this job? I've done this job on a 2 liter a few times, but never on a VR.
Last edited by blinkinbanana; 04-07-2012 at 06:20 AM.
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Yeah quit being a sissy and go do that ****.
I have taken a few 24vs apart and up to 130k the guides still looked mint. Nothing lile the 12v ones. If you have used synth just check em while you are in there, dont plan to replace.
At 96k, my guides are showing some wear. Did cams at 70k, did my spacer at 96k for my turbo setup. Ill do the chains probably this coming winter when i build the motor
My cam wrench is too big to fit so I use giant vice grips.
Yep bentley says 32mm, my tt cams 100% arent 32mm. *******s
Also blinkin im not far at all from you, message me if you need help or have questions
Last edited by Rmeitz167; 04-10-2012 at 11:29 PM.
Right away, no break in on cams.
Even on the schricks, there are 2 different styles with different size hex.
Don't use vice grips. Sheesh. You can buy a large cheap crescent style adjustable wrench pretty cheap. (especially if the coo is prc)
444hp/413tq - bone stock, all motor, Volkswagen.