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Re: Wobbly crank, uh, crank pulley.
> > OK, guys, let's try very hard (argh!) to stick to the subject at hand
> > no!) - the crank pulley on my 5KS wobbles - clearly visible, and threw
> > alternator belt into never-never land Monday. Replacement belt
> > loose after about 15 miles - local Audi guru (who is really very good)
> > "They all do that" - some are worse than others - don't sweat it.
Then I said:
>The pulley is not warped nor bent, its the vibration damper that gives a
>little when sitting in one position for a while. so when you first start
>the car it will wobble until it spins up an regains its composure.
Immediately after I sent the post, I did not feel comfortable with it, so I
went to check my pulley. I was wrong in assuming that the pulley could
loose its form, for it appears to be a solid piece of steel. Therefore if
there is any warpage in yours its not from the vibration damper as I
alluded to before. The damper seems to be made up simply of additional
weight. I am sure the list experts will correct me if I'm wrong.
I apologize if I led you astray, but I was led to believe by my Audi
service advisor that the said vibration damper was a layer of galvanized
rubber within the pulley.
I have the same situation with mine, that it appears to wobble
occasionally. I have had it for years. The pulley is solid on, and I have
never had accident, that could have bent it. What I haven't figured out,
is why sometimes it looks perfectly aligned but others if wobbles, now that
my theory is out the window. Perhaps just an optical illusion.