How To Properly Time and Install Timing Chains on a VR6

Timing chains failing is very common on the older VR6 engines. most of the original guides were damaged in some way at 140,000 miles on this GTI. When I first bought the car, I knew that I would be doing a chain job on it. I also get asked a lot about how to time an engine. Timing an engine varies greatly deepening on the engine. But there are some universal best practices when it comes to timing an engine, replacing a timing belt or chains.

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  1. Shawn A Harden
    Shawn A Harden says:

    I have a 97 vw jetta with vr6 motor it has 116,000 runs real good but I want to change the timing chain on it, do u have or do u know any video’s step by step on how to change a timing chain?


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