The ALH Deluxe Kit is for people who want maximum peace of mind.
Everything you need for the ALH VW timing belt replacement! These kits fit all TDI ALH cars and include all normally replaced parts on the timing belt side of the engine. This kit updates older cars that used the older 40k and 60K mile belts and tensioners to allow the same 2003 Jetta TDI timing belt replacement interval of 100k miles. All of the latest part numbers in one convenient kit!
Kit includes (click part description for picture or see YouTube unboxing video below):
Long LifeTiming Belt: 038 109 119M from Gates, an OE supplier. This super tough Aramid reinforced timing belt was made in the United Kingdom on the same machines that make the OE printed belts and are made to the exact same standards as the OE belts. The materials are also exactly the same. They differ from OE only in that they are not printed with the OE part number.
Long Life Litens Belt Tensioner: 038 109 243N made by Litens, the only OE
supplier for this part. The ALH Litens tensioner was made in Canada on the same machines that make the OE branded tensioners and are made to the exact same standards as the OE branded tensioners.
Hepu water pump: A proven favorite with many thousands in TDI service. Hepu pumps have a steel impeller that will never break or separate from the shaft like OE plastic impeller water pumps. A finish machined impeller casting makes
for great coolant flow.
Exclusive Dieselgeek.com Water Pump Removal Kit: Oftentimes the water pumps on the ALH engines are hard to remove from the engine block due to a tight fit, corrosion, and water pump o-rings that are prone to sticking to the engine block. We have designed a jack screw that makes the extraction of stuck water pumps MUCH easier. To use the water pump removal screws, first simply remove the three screws holding the water pump to the engine block. Next, apply a generous amount of grease to the threads of each of the three water pump removal screws. (It does not matter what kind of grease you use and the screws will usually work without grease.) Finally, using an 11mm or 7/16 inch socket, tighten the three extractor screws evenly into the three water pump mounting holes. The water pump will be conveniently and easily pushed out of the engine block by the screws.
Roller Kit: These rollers are made by INA, the only Original Equipment supplier. Our timing belt kit includes all three idler rollers with the large diameter roller being equipped with a 62mm bearing that came standard on 2003 cars. Kit also includes one OE stretch bolt from VW for the large roller. You must replace this stretch bolt every time it is loosened. This bolt should be torqued to 30 lb /ft PLUS ¼ turn.
Serpentine Belt: 038 903 137J Gates Green Stripe belt, the only serpentine belt designed for 100,000+ mile service! Made in the U.S.A.--A Dieselgeek Exclusive. Click here for a serpentine belt routing diagram.
Cam Seal: 32x47x10mm DPH brand German cam seal of the spring type preferred by many highly experienced TDI timing belt installers (Included in case your seal is leaking.) We do not sell the original type springless PTFE seal since it is much more difficult to install properly.
Helpful Hint: You should lubricate the cam seal with motor oil before you install it. Also, you should tape over the camshaft keyway with electrical tape before you install the cam seal to keep the lips of the seal from being cut or rolling over during install. Also we recommend removing any surface rust (with steel wool) from the tapered cam hub before installing the cam seal to prevent seal damage. Due to the wide variation of install quality, there is absolutely no warranty on cam seals including any incidental damages or extra labor incurred to replace a leaking seal.
Vacuum pump seal: Original Equipment from the VW dealer. This seal will seep if it is not replaced.
All four motor mount stretch bolts: Original Equipment from the VW dealer. You MUST replace these every time they are loosened. The large ones are torqued to 74 lb /ft and the smaller ones are torqued to 30 lb /ft PLUS ¼ turn.
All three horizontal motor mount bolts: Original Equipment from the VW dealer. Sometimes reused bolts break so we supply brand new bolts for added reliability.
Four grade 12.9 zinc-plated crankshaft harmonic balancer bolts to replace those soft stock bolts! These bolts are provided as convenience items in case you strip out the Allen socket holes of your stock
bolts. In rare cases these bolts will not fit some late 2003 engines as they will be too long.
Three valve cover M6 Allen bolts with washers in case you damage a few on removal. They are provided as a convenience item in case you strip out the 5mm Allen socket holes of your stock valve cover bolts.
Three Phillips drive belly pan screws for the lower engine covers are included since most people are missing some. Really convenient items to have on hand!
Click here for third party timing belt replacement procedure.