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Re: 4000csq belt squeeking at start

-----Original Message-----
From: Aleksander Mierzwa <alex@matrix.com.pl>
To: 'Ian J Haseltine' <jim_haseltine@email.msn.com>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: 05 January 1998 14:06
Subject: RE: 4000csq belt squeeking at start

>I just wanted to ask a this question when this thread emerged: have
>other I-5 owners noticed that they need to tighten the alternator belt
>annoyingly often?
No, I never had to tighten the belt that broke on Christmas day (new in
February 97) although the car covers over 1000 miles every month.

>I don't have to say it's a BIG PITA given the adjusting
>mechanism is probably the most stupid design I've ever seen
I thought that it was a particularly good system - most other cars that I
have owned have required 3 or 4 hands to adjust the alternator.

Jim Haseltine
88 Ur quattro