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Time for Timing Belts
In message <email@example.com> JoMi@msn.com writes:
> At 73k, the belt on my 91 200q had a crack every 1/8th inch about 1/2 way
> thru the belt. I take a look at mine on a regular basis now - usually at
> oil change time.
Remember that the engine (=belt) tends to stop most often on the compression
stroke of the cylinder with the highest c/r. Therefore, the same pieces of the
belt wind up sitting in the same attitudes time after time. The idler roller
has the smallest radius and bends the belt _outwards_.
Next time you take a belt off, take a look at the cracks. The ones you see on
the outside are the small ones. The ones on the _inside_ ...
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club