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Camshaft Adjustment Valve Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Camshaft Adjustment Valve Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$200

Talent:

*

Tools:

T20 Torx, 5mm Triple Square, pliers

Applicable Models:

VW GTI (2006-09)

Parts Required:

New camshaft adjustment valve

Hot Tip:

Do not drop the screws

Performance Gain:

Smoother running car

Complementary Modification:

Replace Crankshaft positioning sensor
Even if you do not have an aftermarket air induction system you will need to remove it or the engine cover.
Figure 1

Even if you do not have an aftermarket air induction system you will need to remove it or the engine cover. Please see our article on engine cover or after market induction system removal for additional assistance.

The camshaft adjustment valve is relatively easy to remove.
Figure 2

The camshaft adjustment valve is relatively easy to remove. It is located at the end of the cylinder head on the left side of the motor (facing from the drivers seat). The sensor (red arrow) is held in place with a two T20 screws. Note; the battery has been removed for photographic purposes; you do NOT need to remove the battery to perform this work.

Disconnect the wiring harness (red arrow) from the valve (yellow arrow).
Figure 3

Disconnect the wiring harness (red arrow) from the valve (yellow arrow).

Squeeze and remove the plastic mounting tab for the wiring (red arrow).
Figure 4

Squeeze and remove the plastic mounting tab for the wiring (red arrow).

Use a T20 Torx and remove the two mounting screws (red arrows).
Figure 5

Use a T20 Torx and remove the two mounting screws (red arrows). Careful not to drop these screws as they will be difficult to find.

Use a 5mm Triple Square and remove the screw (red arrow) for the mounting bracket.
Figure 6

Use a 5mm Triple Square and remove the screw (red arrow) for the mounting bracket. This will free up a little more room to remove and install the valve.

Remove the old valve from the head (red arrow).
Figure 7

Remove the old valve from the head (red arrow).

It is important that the valve sits flush and level.
Figure 8

It is important that the valve sits flush and level. Make sure the mounting surface is clean and that nothing gets down into the opening (red arrow). Remove the new valve from its packaging immediately before installation. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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