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Re: details of timing belt procedure (C-GT)
At 11:48 PM 5/16/97 GMT, Phil Payne wrote:
>In message <337CBD7F.2F74@qnet.com> Ken writes:
>> > Is it neccesary that the belt be over those gears to hold things in
place while the crankshaft center bolt
>> > is broken loose?
>> It would really suck if the tranny popped out of gear (assuming you try
>> that method of hold the crank still) while turning the bolt. Without
>> the belt on, ouch! This happened to a lister recently. Remember,
>Yes I do remember, and lets not forget to keep things locked up with belt
on until both the crank bolt and the cam bolt are loosened. There is a
holding tool for the cam gear in Zelenda, but it looks like it would be
awkward to use. I plan next time I do a belt, I,ll leave both the belt on
and the holding fixture on the crank, until both bolts are loose. Mike
>Yup. I cautioned the laddie about this very eventuality.
>> If I understand it correctly, slack is slack. You shouldn't be able to
>> push it down more than 'X' amount, with the lobe "off" or "facing away"
>> from the lifter. If you're He-Man (registered trademark), then you
>> might just push the valve open, in which case it would seem like there
>> was play. If you're that strong, though, you should ride a bicycle with
>> really high gearing, cause you don't need a car! ;-) (also, you could
>> hold the crank still while you twist off the pulley bolt. Seriously
>> tho, if it moves down more than the "whatever" measurement (what it is 1
>> mm?), then it's bad. It's recommended you replace them in sets.
>It's 0.1mm - i.e., not a lot. Sod all, in fact. The Audi documentation
>is quite happy to replace them singly - you (and many others) might feel
>that the effort involved in getting in there justifies doing them all at
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club