[200q20v] Re: [audi20v] Rattling Distributor

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Jan 11 21:57:15 EST 2002

At 6:04 PM -0800 1/11/02, Wolff wrote:
>I recently put in a metal gear distributer on my '91 200 20V. No rattle with
>the old cracked plastic gear or the new metal one. FWIW, the cracked gear
>did result in a high rpm boost problem. I had a rattle years before due to a
>loose timing belt when I purchased the car. A new timing belt back then
>fixed the rattle.

My new(er) '91 200q has a rattle that seems to be loudest near the
rear of the valve train. I had hoped that the new timing belt would
reduce the level of clatter--as you had found. But alas it had no
such effect. Fortunately the clatter is inaudible from inside the car
or even outside if the hood is closed. My other '91 200q had its cam
gear chain replaced by the PO--under warranty--because of complaints
about noise. I suspect that (new chain) is what might be needed to
cure the clatter in my red car.

BTW, Wolff, what led you to discover the cracked distributor gear in
the first place?


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q	(130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
	mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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