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Re: Timing belt II
Robert Myers wrote:
> You're welcome, John.
> WD40 probably isn't quite flammable enough to test for leaks with. Some
> people use a butane lighter or torch (and, of course, no fire). Did you try
> the dipstick vac leak test?
> The O2 sensor can be done without a special tool, but then you'll probably
> need to cut and splice wiring which is prolly not a good idea. I saw one in
> the JCWhitney catalog for about $6 or so which should do the job for you. I
> haven't looked elsewhere, but I betcha you can find one locally at someplace
> like your local NAPA store. It's a deep socket (7/8?) with a slot cut out
> of a side to make room for the wires to the sensor. Of course, you'll need
> a long extension and a ratchet for the socket.
> Definitely you want to change the water pump while you're in that far for
> the timing belt. Parts should run about $45 for the pump and maybe $15 for
> the belt. Call Linda at Carlsen Audi 1-800-523-2408, mention this list and
> tell her I sent you. She will give you a decent price on an OEM belt and
> remanufactured water pump. Shipping will be extra. Replacing the water
> pump alone about two weeks after replacing just the timing belt will involve
> almost the same amount of labor as replacing the belt. So... Replace the
> water pump just on general principles. Just do the job once, if possible.
> The r/r job is a bit complicated and involves removing nearly the whole
> front end of the car just to get at things. Me? I'd hire a good -
> knowledgable - mechanic to do it. Others would tell you to do it yourself.
> If you do, you'll need more info from someone else. Figure on starting
> early Saturday morning and finishing about midnight. :-) Perhaps 8 hours
> labor for your mechanic?
> You will find that your car's 10 valve I-5 engine will be very durable
> (nearly bullet-proof) but will require regular and proper maintenance to
> keep running well. Rule number 1. Change oil and filter regularly. Rule
> number 2. Change oil and filter regularly. Rule number 3. Change oil and
> filter regularly. Rule number 4. RTFM!
> The Blizzaks (or other good snow tars) are a good idea. You can prolly get
> by with all-season tires but, if you are not sure of your snow driving
> abilities, take advantage of all the help you can get. Learning to drive in
> snow is fun. When you have an opportunity, find yourself an empty
> snow-covered parking lot and cut a few cookies. :-) You'll find that there
> are some things you can't do, but you'll also be amazed at what you *can*
> do. The trick is to learn the difference so that you don't get yourself
> wiped out at an inopportune time. :-) Going is easy. Stopping is another
> consideration. Cornering, if done correctly, can be surprisingly effective.
> Ain't that rev limiter sumpin? :-)
> Have fun.
> >Thanks Robert, Bob, Justin....
> >All the help will be helpfull...
> >Have spryed all hoes with WD-40?? No revs not sure its a good spry
> >though?? Didn't know about the Oil dip stick think ???
> >Will change the O2 sensor, in fact when I bought the car (11-5-95) the
> >O2 light lit during the test drive, was out when picked up, looks pretty
> >old.... Do you need to have a special wrench for this job and is it
> >normally pita! ie.-new exhust as well?? The timing belt will get top
> >billing I guess my AC will not get fixed this week after all, what is
> >the normal job cost for- belt+water pump(most say to change at same
> >time?) here in the CT area and where??
> >As far as the Revs go tonight I had some fun with some sand on a on
> >ramp, boy sure is strange to give full power on to an on-ramp (hard
> >left) and track pretty stight!!!! So I'm told these I-5/10vs can be
> >worked like there VW counter part (1.6/1.8-8vs) Your right about that
> >brick wall thing with rev-limit!!!! My VW was passing a dump up hill --
> >car coming down all of a sudden, I'll just downshift.... 5000, 6000,
> >6300, ....... huhhhhhh!!!!! 3000 oh S_it oh well I made it???
> >Thanks Once again for the help!!!!
> >BTW-don't stop sebding help and or stories....
> >still need to work on snow driving maybe some Blizzacks this winter :)
> * Robert L. Myers firstname.lastname@example.org> *
> * Rt. 1, Box 57 304-574-2372 *
> * Fayetteville, WV 25840 *
> * Obligatory quattro and sleddog-L references: *
> * My 3 huskies enjoy riding in my '89 200TQ *
Just tried the oil-dipstick and filler cover.... NO change in idel NONE.
Did unplug the ISV (I think is that round thing with one plug-in, and
inserts into the air-bonet???) Idel picked-up????
Thanks for any help!!!!!!!!!!!!!