camshaft oil seal plus belt tracking
b.benz at charter.net
Sun Oct 18 16:28:42 PDT 2009
You have a pulley out of alignment somewhere!
On Oct 18, 2009, at 3:27 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Thanks, Tony. Got it in with that tool and a longer bolt. Not
> good at
> hammering straight, so using the bolt to pull it in works more
> comfortably for me.
> Now I have a tracking problem with the belt: It wants to run to the
> outside of the camshaft and water pump pulleys so it sticks out maybe
> 3-3.5mm as measured from the camshaft pulley outside surface. I can
> line it up and wind the engine over a half dozen times with a
> wrench and
> it works its way out about that far. I tried putting on the plastic
> upper cover, to see if it would rub that way, and it DOES rub, but the
> cover pushes it back into alignment on the camshaft pulley.
> It's a Conti belt. Is this just wear-in stuff? Will it stretch and
> straighten out eventually? Belt has been wound up in its original box
> for a couple years.
> Tony Hoffman wrote:
>> I always use a socket that lines up with the outside diameter of the
>> seal. Done hunderds (if not thousands) this way, always with great
>> results. Just carefully hold the seal and socket square with the
>> surface when first hammering it in. You can also use grease on the
>> outside, to aid it sliding in.
>> However, if you want to use the tool, a longer bolt will work for it.
>> I know the tool you are talking about, I have one specific for doing
>> the rear crank seal on an air cooled VW engine. Works pretty well,
>> for the smaller seals I like the socket way much better.
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