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    Help No marks on engine for Timing belt

    I have a 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8 V6 and I am changing the timing belt on it. I already aligned the camshaft but have a problem finding the mark for the crankshaft on the engine. Where could I find it, already spent 2 days trying to find it Anyone had this problems. Can't take it to the dealer because the closest one is six hundred miles away. help

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    the mark is on the pulley - not the crank. At this point, you will need to install the lower cower and crank pullet to find your lower mark.

    To avoid this silliness in the future, set the engine in time before taking it apart. As it is disassembled, mark the lower TB sprocket and the engine block with white-out.

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    Are you using the alignment tool for the cams? I have done it without it, but it is easier with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack0289 View Post
    I have a 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8 V6 and I am changing the timing belt on it. I already aligned the camshaft but have a problem finding the mark for the crankshaft on the engine. Where could I find it, already spent 2 days trying to find it Anyone had this problems. Can't take it to the dealer because the closest one is six hundred miles away. help
    Please tell me you did this with the old belt in place.

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    No The car was in a crash and the timing belt broke, so I am not sure where the belt was and I never took a passat engine apart.

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    If the timing belt was broken, the heads are going to need to be rebuilt.

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    If the engine was running and the timing belt broke off. Would it damage the valves? I know in some cars it does and in some it doesn't not sure about the Passat and if they are damaged would it be worth it to put into the engine $1500 (parts for the engine such as water pump, covers, pullies, and some more stuff) or just buy another one. Anyone have any suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoManyPassats View Post
    If the timing belt was broken, the heads are going to need to be rebuilt.
    What heads have to be rebuilt (valves)?

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    Will a 96 Audi A6 engine fit a 2001 Passat 2.8 V6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack0289 View Post
    If the engine was running and the timing belt broke off. Would it damage the valves? I know in some cars it does and in some it doesn't not sure about the Passat and if they are damaged would it be worth it to put into the engine $1500 (parts for the engine such as water pump, covers, pullies, and some more stuff) or just buy another one. Anyone have any suggestions
    Here is what happens: Might have lost the timing belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack0289 View Post
    Will a 96 Audi A6 engine fit a 2001 Passat 2.8 V6.
    No, they are quite different. You need an ATQ engine which would be 2001 and later A4, A6 and Passats. The later model 3.0 and 3.2 Audi V6 would not work.

    The valves are probably bent, almost all of mine were. I am waiting on the machine shop for the estimate to rebuild the heads.

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    Got my estimate today. $1500 to rebuild the heads with new valves,seals, several valve guides, new cam chains, head bolts and gasket sets.

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