View Full Version : A3 Camshaft Timing Chain renewal

31-05-2009, 02:48 PM
Cant find my last post so started a new one. Hi Crasher hope youre logged in. I'm fitting a new timing chain, as the old one snapped. can anyone advise how to time up the two camshafts. The new chain has a cooper coloured link. does anyone know if it is of any significance?

31-05-2009, 02:50 PM
Engine code and year?

31-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Thanks for your reply. it is an 2.0 SFI Reg: FY04 KEJ code is AXW.

31-05-2009, 05:41 PM
You need a few special VAG tools, PM me your email.

17-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Hi Crasher, got the car running. I used the mark at the base of the exhaust cam and counted 17 links between the mark on inlet cam. It ran perfect in the garage then took it for a run. 5 minutes on the road the warning lights came on and it started misfiring. I thought Id missed something but it turned out to be a coil that packed up. Fit a new one and its been fine since then.
Thanks again