[200q20v] Timing belt [cap & rotor]
Glen Dustin Powell
gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com
Fri Dec 8 10:01:27 EST 2000
Cap & rotor can be changed without removing the IM, BTDT.
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Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 9:46 AM
To: DPulvino at agraus.com
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Timing belt
In a message dated Fri, 8 Dec 2000 6:41:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Derek
Pulvino" <DPulvino at agraus.com> writes:
<< Well all, I've combed the archives and found not much on this subject,
but it is now time for me to get into this up to my ears as said before.
Couple of questions; does anybody know if the tool for holding the vibration
dampener is the same on the 200TQ as a 100, and for that matter, a 5000 tq.
A friend of mine has a couple of these beasts around and we figured as long
as we have the tool might as well take care of all the timing belts we have
around. The other question is how far am I going to wind up taking apart
the front end? I'm guessing it's coming apart right down to the core
support, but the Bentley is I'd say downright crappy; no real guidance
coming from that direction. I am guessing I'll start with the bumpers, work
to the headlights and grill, and then attack the core support and all of
it's related ancillaries. I figure while I'm in there I'll do the
waterpump, the leaking seal (not sure if it's cam or mainshaft), the
accesory belts, and the tensionser. !
though not entirely related, I'm also going to replace the fuel and air
filters, the cap and rotor, and go a flush and fill on the steering rack,
and obvioulsy cooling system. Is it true that in order to access the cap
and rotor the intake manifold has to be removed? Anybody have any other
suggestions for things at the front of the engine to attack while I have the
chest flayed open?
Thanks for any input
Derek: what archives did you search?
Try my site:
and this site: http://www.sjmautotechnik.com
Also, Timing belt replacement writeup started at:
All the I-5s through the '91 200q20v are very similar as far as timing belt
replacement goes; they changed the teeth size in around '89, otherwise
they're the same. Pull the front end apart, as it's easier overall.
Use the correct small rotor on the distributor; details on my site; the audi
dealer or parts store will sell you the wrong one. Pulling the intake is
not needed, but might make the job easier, especially if you're doing the
crankcase breather hose at the same time. Might also want to replace the
heater control valve.
Oh, and do the thermostat, too.
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