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timing belt questions
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Richard J Lebens writes:
> 2. I recall the 2079 torque adapter discussions. I think the Bentley
> says 258 ft lbs. to the adapter. How long is the adapter and what is
> the direct torque I should apply to the bolt? Is this an acceptable
> way to do this? How has everyone done this? This is really fishing
> for a do I need this tool. Can I borrow a ¾ inch drive torque wrench
> and apply this 500 - 600 ft lbs. torque to the bolt?
450 Nm. 332 lb ft.
> What size is the bolt?
27mm. Use 3/4" drive.
> The Bentley doesn't say to buy a new bolt. Is this correct?
Audi documents also don't mention a new bolt.
> What do I apply to the bolt on reinstallation?
An anti-corrosion compound.
> 4. What about the water pump? If you don't plan to replace it do you
> have to move it?
You _do_ plan to replace it.
> 5. I wasn't planning on removing the idler pulley, is there a reason to?
Yup. So you can fit a new one.
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