Distributor rattling

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Jan 27 10:17:22 EST 2004

Bentley says tight enough that you can just twist its longest span 1/4 turn.
This is not quite tight enough, IMO.


From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 18:29:37 -0800
To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: Distributor rattling

Ok Bernie
How does one trouble shoot the loose timing belt? What an I looking for?
I also have the low RPM rattle.
91 200tq 20v Avant

Bernie Benz wrote:

From: Eyvind Spangen <eyvind.spangen at c2i.net>
<mailto:eyvind.spangen at c2i.net>

My distributor is making a loud rattling noise when idling and up to
about 2000 rpm. I understand it's the plastic gear going bad, but is
it possible to say how much longer it'll last? I understand it's hard
to say, but anyone BTDT?
IMO, caused by running a too loose timing belt for a long time.  Tighten the


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