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Camshaft replacement - Skew gear too?


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Just a quick question ....... The pulley has dropped off the end of the camshaft on my 200tdi :huh:

Reading through the good old Haynes manual, it says that if I replace the camshaft, I also have to replace the skew drive gear - is this really true?

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Yes, the oil pump/vacuum pump drive gear.

I got a (very) good deal on a new cam, but the bst price i've seen for the skew gear is £130+ ...... pretty much doubling the cost of the othr parts ..... and I'm trying to be economical with the rebuild.

If I had the luxury of time on my side (I need the thing for daily transport) I'd try and find a decent matched secondhand pair...

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Well, what a day :angry:

Went to fit the (brand) new cam, just to find that the pulley bolt thread is different to the bolts I have ..... and in fact doesn't look good at all (looks like metric fine rather than course, and has been "flattened" somehow), so will have to go back tomorrow :(

Going to see if any of the local scrappies have a motor in I can get the pulley, cam and skew gear from as a matched set......

Spent the day cleaning all the various gasket faces instead - that took a fair bit longer than expected, especially having to be carefull around the front, but once the bottom of the block was clean I covered the open front of the sump with some gaffa tape and wrapped the cam thrust washer in tape too, which made that end easier :rolleyes:

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Well, what a day :angry:

Went to fit the (brand) new cam, just to find that the pulley bolt thread is different to the bolts I have ..... and in fact doesn't look good at all (looks like metric fine rather than course, and has been "flattened" somehow), so will have to go back tomorrow :(

Going to see if any of the local scrappies have a motor in I can get the pulley, cam and skew gear from as a matched set......

Spent the day cleaning all the various gasket faces instead - that took a fair bit longer than expected, especially having to be carefull around the front, but once the bottom of the block was clean I covered the open front of the sump with some gaffa tape and wrapped the cam thrust washer in tape too, which made that end easier :rolleyes:

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Well, no joy from any scrappies within sensible distance, so cam returned and new one expected tomorrow morning now ...... hopefully I can finally start to put this thing back together :unsure:

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