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Re: '86 4kq timing belt done and tips

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From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sunday, January 25, 1998 4:39 AM
Subject: '86 4kq timing belt done and tips

>In message <34CABF38.5AB5@ix.netcom.com> Wolff writes:

>> The fingers of 2084 tool do not have to engage around the front motor
>> mount. Place the swinging end of it on top of the motor mount when
>> removing the balancer nut, and underneath when tightening.
>And _pray_ it doesn't slip - because if it does your engine might well be
> Phil Payne

Hi Phil;

    I assume tool 2084 is holding the crank stationary while the bolt on the
harmonic balancer is loosened. I have used another technique on other
(non-Audi) engines successfully. Remove No.1 spark plug. Bring the piston up
to TDC on the firing stroke. Back the piston down about 2". Put soft 1/4"
diameter cotton sash cord into the cylinder through the plug hole and bring
the piston back up to compress the sash cord into the head. This locks the
crank via the con rod closest to the bolt. The only caveat is to have the
piston stop at least 1" below TDC to prevent going through TDC when you
apply torque.
    Phil, do you see any problem with this on Audi engines? Sounds like it
might be more secure ( and less expensive) than tool 2084.

Fred Munro
'91 200q  245k km