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RE: Tensioner?

On all Audi 5cyl engines the timing belt is tensioned by twisting the
water pump. However, some engines have additional pulley which is
sometimes called a "tensioner". I can't say if your 4K has one, but it's
easy to see if you remove the timing belt cover. If you have one, it
should be replaced together with the belt, as it has a tendecy to seize
over time. 

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Shane Allen Snyder [SMTP:snyders2@pilot.msu.edu]
> Sent:	Sunday, November 02, 1997 4:09 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	Tensioner?
> Is there or is there not a timing belt tensioner on the 4kcsq
> (5-cylinder)
> engine???  I am getting conflicting reports on this.  I heard that the
> waterpump is the tensioner on this engine, but various parts suppliers
> and the
> Audi dealer told me to replace the tensioner at the same time as the
> belt and
> waterpump.  I ordered and received the tensioner in question, but now
> I am not
> sure that I will need it.  Any ideas???
> Thanks!
> --
> *---> Shane Snyder (snyders2@pilot.msu.edu) <---*