2000 VW Jetta: Timing Belt Popped & Bent Valves... Got Hope???
Timing belt popped in the middle of the highway at 121,000 miles. We had a new timing belt, serpentine belt, and water pump put in, before we learned that at least 2, may be 4 valves were bent (VW are very tightly tuned and depend on precision timing. When the timing belt breaks some valves may open into the combustion chamber at the wrong time, and they get crushed by the upward thrusting piston). See http://www.alldatadiy.com/techtips/Volkswagen/20050926b.html
We'd either have to redo the head, valves, and pistons, or replace the whole motor... or just get a new car. The fix could easily cost another $1000 - $2000, in addition to what we just paid, without any guarantees.
Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem.
In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the
valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the
valves in to make a better seal.
Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for
pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and
perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service
manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in
your service manual is in this video.
I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video.
It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it
gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for
answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you
chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around
while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If
it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or
missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports.
Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself,
never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They
will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average
vw jetta timing belt
This is Sasa, he just installed a new timing belt on his 1996 Jetta TDI,
This is what it means when a timing belt breaks.The valves bend after they
hit the pistons.This is a test i use to determine
quickly if severe damage has occured.A shop may use vacuum or simply
rebuild the head as bent valves become obvious when refaceing them.Valves
of a small stem diameter may not leak as the valve spring pressure
pulls the valve straight enough to seal.
But after repeated cycles of opening the head of the valve will break of
destroying the engine.
Also the valve guides are usually cracked in KIA HYUNDAI heads and the
smalls pieces will go in the engine.I have seen guides cracked in all the
16 valve heads
Pruven Performance engine melt down 4 cracked pistons, 8 bent valves.
Pruven Performance screwed up brand new Evo IX after this run the car had 4
cracked pistons, 8 bent valves, warped head and a long list of issues car
had to be taken to AMS for a new engine and head.
Video of the way the car was picked up!
cylinder leak test how to check for bent valves
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i will be doing many videos of how to test parts and what to look for.
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Finding If A Timing Belt Or Chain Is Worn.
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how you can find out
if the timing belt or timing chain on your engine is worn. It's a
relatively expensive job replacing them, so you don't want to spend all
that money for nothing. It's a pretty simple job checking them for wear,
Once you know how to do it. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch
my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I
answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
Change your timing belt EARLY and save BIG BUCKS!
Changing your timing belt isn't optional, but waiting until it breaks
before you do can cost you thousands. While you're having it changed,
though, you can have several other items addressed at the same time, which
can save you a ton of money for labor. While your shop is under the hood
replacing the timing belt, have them change the water pump, and the
tensioners, and you'll save a lot in the long run.
Broken Timing Belt damages some Engines without Piston to Valve Interference
Next to some timing belt engine applications in the RockAuto.com catalog is
the note "Interference Engine." This usually means the pistons will hit the
valves if the timing belt breaks or slips while the engine is running.
MotorWeek's Pat Goss explains that some dual overhead cam (DOHC) engines
are severely damaged by a broken timing belt even if the pistons do not hit
2000 VW Jetta Vr6 (0-60)
2000 VW Jetta Vr6 0-60 test
*We are not professional drivers, the iPhone Dyno App may or may not be a
completely reliable source, some of the cars in our tests do not have
completely stock engines. Knowing these three variables, our 0-60 times may
not be the actual times of the car.*
Thanks for watching
Worst Subaru Timing Belt Video Ever (Part 1) -EricTheCarGuy
Link to part 2:
It's true that in some ways this is the worst Subaru timing belt
replacement video ever. The main reason is because of the lack of footage.
This was my first attempt at using the GoPro as a POV camera while I
worked. The hands free part was great, the camera intermittently cutting
out sucked. I didn't realize that I had lost footage until after I started
to edit. Once I saw that I was missing come key scenes I became pretty
depressed about it. Especially since I had already sold the Subaru and it
was long gone, so reshooting was not an option. I did the best I could to
pick up the pieces with the voice over. I think it turned out OK. The GoPro
is a great camera when it works. In the future I'll be doing things
differently. For now, if you really need a good Subaru timing belt
replacement video, check this one out from BriansMobile1. He has a few
others as well, including one on the DOHC model.
BriansMobile1 Subaru Timing Belt Video:
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Timing Belt & Water Pump Replacement : Water Pump Replacement: Cam Shaft Sprocket
Carefully remove the car's cam shaft sprocket before removing the water
pump for replacement. Take off a cam shaft sprocket with tips from a
certified auto mechanic in this free video on car engine repairs.
Expert: Nathan McCullough
Bio: Nathan McCullough graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College with a
GPA of 3.5 and received their Craftsmanship Award and Honor Seal.
Filmmaker: Robert Rogers
VW Golf Jetta New Beetle (A4) 2002-2004 - DTC fault code P1355, P1358, P1361, P1364 overview
In this video, Bentley Publishers technical editor Nick Czerula gives an
overview of 2002-2004 VW Golf Jetta New Beetle P1355, P1358, P1361, P1364
Repair Info and Technical Bulletin.
Showcasing Bentley Publishers eBahn repair manual, Nick Czerula gives an
overview on the VW TB covering the above mentioned fault codes. Aslo
highlighting the repair procedure.
Work Safe - Work Smart
protect yourself from injury at all times. For example gloves and eye
Keep in mind: Engines can be hot! Cooling fans can start at any time, even
when the key is OFF and out of the ignition.
For more information on Bentley Publishers line of VW technical manuals,