If you aren't an experienced mechanic, I would head to the shop. This is a critical part of the engine and it needs to be serviced properly. If you pay any more than $600 you're getting ripped off.
thoughts? I know that I can physically do it but I am worried about any special tools or anything of that nature. I have a limited space and limited amount of tools to work with. I know that the cost at a shop will be rather high but I am worried that the difficulty level may be beyond my means. Thoughts?
Fast is never fast enough............
'08 MKV GTI FSI, APR Stage I, BSH True Seal Intake
If you find a thorough DIY you can save much $$$. I paid for it all totaling $800+/- I think if memory is correct. But watched the service and it doesn't look too complicated. Just carefully get the cam pulley teeth checked and aligned properly for the two cams so that all goes back together as it was to begin with.
K04 PLAY...`07 GTI/AWE K04&DV/APR HPFP/S3 INJ's&fmic/RS4 fprv/FORGE fmic & T-B HOSE/TECH.TUNING TB/BSH PCV&MOUNT's/NSP BOOST GAGE/AP Lite-PULLEY/NEUS. P-FLO&BOOST PIPES/GIAC K04 H/O & DSG FILES/13.2"BBK/BILSTEIN DAMPERS/W.A.L.K./H&R SS SPRINGS+F&R-ARB's/TSW 8X18 NURB's...ZOOM DIS! 1/4 mi: 12.82 @ 112 mph