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Re: Quantum Timing Belt
> While I was pulling the radiator on my Quantum this weekend :(, I took
> a peek at what kind of labor would be involved to replace my timing
> belt (soon). One question leaped out at me: How in the world do I
> get at the front of the crankshaft pulley?!?! I only have an inch of
> clearance between the sheetmetal below the bumper and the pulley! Can
> any of you with 5-cylinder 4000s give some advice? Am I a victim of
> VAG wedging a 5-cylinder engine into a 4-cylinder car?
> - Dave Dahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> - '87 VW Quantum Syncro
I don't know, but I've been told...
Take off the front grill and front bumper assembly and it all becomes a
walk in the park. At least that is what my mechanic was telling me as we
were checking out my '87 Syncro at purchase time. I have had the front
bumper off for paint touch-up on the bodywork. It is easy to remove the
four bolts inside the frame rails and just pull the whole thing straight
forward. The grill is only plastic. I am told there is a hole through
which you can reach the pulley bolt. Motor mounts all stay intact.
Phil "Have not been there and done that, but I suppose I ought" Ethier.