I have a post on my MK-3 2015. The very first thing is remove your throttle bodies.
Might do that next time. I thought about it but getting to those little allen head bolts did not look easy.
Is there an article on throttle body removal on the site? Hard to imagine getting in there to tighten it back up on installation.
You may also need some foot long 100 LB wire ties. depending how hard your air box was to remove.
The air box just took a bit of wiggling to get it off.
Be extremely careful , I posted two photos showing some sleeves that locate the cam caps there are similar in the valve cover, very easy to fall into the engine while lifting the cover off, also the same applies while removing the cam caps. Everything is precision machined and putting together it needs to go together square, no forcing .
I FINALLY got the cover off about an hour ago. Had to loosen and swing the rubber sleeve away that goes over the metal tab (red arrow in my
picture in first post).
In the process of removing the valve covers, both sleeves came out before I got it off. I got lucky as both were easy to get to with a magnet.
Did my measurements and and found the intakes to be just fine. One exhaust was right at the lower end at .0087 and the other was a bit below spec at about .0083 to 84. I'm thinking about letting them be and just checking again in another 15k miles. The tight one is only .0004" off so think I'll let it ride. I'd love to get them both into middle of the range but I've never done a shim swap and feel really uneasy about removing the cams. The Versys service manual is not as clear on procedure as the ones for the Hondas I've owned in the past.
Wish there was a good, thorough youtube video showing each step clearly and potential pitfalls.
I saw your note about 1/T vs 1lT and am a bit confused. On page 2-26, are you saying to go by the diagram showing 1lT and that 1/T in the printed column on the left is a misprint?.
I wound up just rotating the crank shaft until the lobes for each cylinder were pointed away from each other, then measuring. The 1/T or 1lT (or 2/T 2lT) didn't seem to position any of the lobes correctly for gap measurement.