hauptmanns at llr.sc.gov
Tue Jul 27 09:37:07 EDT 2004
Congrats on your t-belt job!
<<1] Replacing the thermostat, how the "bleep" is one supposed to access
that little beauty.. particularly if you don't have the entire front end
off the car?..did it, but took a long time!>>
I went through the same aggravation when I changed my t-stat the first time.
After learning how easy it is to remove the p/s pump, I now remove it to
facilitate changing the t-stat.
I keep some new o-rings handy in case I need to replace one on reassembly
and I can also check and/or replace the inaccessible short coolant hose at
that time as well.
From: Rbade12 at aol.com [mailto:Rbade12 at aol.com]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 8:48 PM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Timing belt-update
Pretty good day. With the help of the Avant Boys things went, generally,
1] Replacing the thermostat, how the "bleep" is one supposed to access that
little beauty.. particularly if you don't have the entire front end off
car?..did it, but took a long time!
2] Those damn allen head screws [ the one with the H2O pump and the
passenger side lower timing belt cover]. Stripped the innards out [I was
careful], took quite a while to drive a larger allen and get those suckers
3] The tool Blau provided to remove the front crank seal is the tool
says is the rear crank seal tool.....so, I screwed around with that for way
longer then needed. Blau actually sent a piece along with the tool saying
"use this"........instead of the proper tool. Did not damage the crank
away at it!!
1] Most fasteners came off very easily, and I'm air challenged, [this is a
92k 200q20v, Maryland car, never been opened up].
2] Timing marks were easy to see and all my timing worry was needless
[however, checked things many, many, many times]
3] I won a free Dr Pepper from the bottle I drank while doing this!!!!!
4] Audi engineering is to be admired...they seem to think things through!
That's it, in my world of car fixin', to not be bleeding profusely and/or
have to replace some expensive component 'cause I f'ed something up, it's a
Polishing off the first of......uh, two malty treats
Thanks for your help gentlemen, I was much stronger today because of it!!!
was the Lance Armstrong of car fixin'!!!!
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