View Full Version : Please Help Octavia 1.9 Diesel DIY cambelt change

Danny Angelface
21-01-2010, 12:46 PM
Hi there,

My friend has a Octavia 1.9 Diesel and its due its cambelt change, I am a pretty good home mechanic and have done changes before in my drive, do I need special tools to to the job and how complicated is the process??


Daniel :confused:

22-01-2010, 10:46 PM
there are special tools!
if you feel compent enough then you could get by BUT be very carefull

26-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Hi Daniel, Is the Octavia an sdi? I have done the belt on my wifes polo diesel which is basically the same I would have thought, on 3 or 4 occassions. It is fairly straight forward. There is a plug on the top of the gearbox which reveals the zero mark on the flywheel ( you will need a torch) If you take off the rocker cover, the end of the cam away from the belt has a slot in it which you can stick a piece of flat metal plate in to keep the cam in position and the injector pump has a hole in its sprocket which lines up with a hole in the casting behind. I normally use a long reach socket in this from memory. It normally takes me about 3 to 4 hours on a Saturday with frequent coffee breaks! Hope this helps! Good luck!