camshaft oil seal plus belt tracking
kneale at knitknacks.com
Sun Oct 18 17:30:42 PDT 2009
The new idler pulley wasn't seated properly. First for me after half a
dozen I-5 timing belt jobs.
Thanks all for the support.
Bernie Benz wrote:
> You have a pulley out of alignment somewhere!
> On Oct 18, 2009, at 3:27 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>> 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.
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