Timing belt job and missing clip for crosspipe to intercooler

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Nov 24 16:40:55 EST 2003

At 04:23 PM 11/24/2003 -0500, Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com wrote:
>I dug into the eBay surprise 1991 200q 20v Avant this weekend to change the
>timing belt and related parts.

>3. I cannot find any mark on the flywheel associated with TDC

>Can anyone comment as to why I cannot see a mark on the flywheel? I slowly
>turned the engine and looked at an entire rotation of the flywheel but I
>could not find a mark anywhere.  I put it back together in the same spot
>that I found it set, but I would really like to know that the flywheel is
>in the right location.

The one on mine is invisible except for a dab of white paint someone
applied to part of the mark.  I found it very difficult to locate by
rotating the engine a tiny bit and then go look with a REALLY BRIGHT shoplight.

What I did was put a piece of dowel in the first cylinder and mark on it
where it stopped moving up as I rotated the engine.  Then I checked the
timing mark opening  with very gradual (like twice per click of a ratchet
wrench) movements.  That let me see the pale dab of paint.  Then, after I
had the pulley nut tightened again after replacing the seal, I put the
stick in the cylinder and did the jiggle again to relocate the white spot.  

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