Changing timing belt and noisy hydraulics
quattro at isham-research.com
Tue Nov 13 14:28:30 EST 2001
> So by mutual agreement, it is the safe and sensible thing to do even
> there is no time or mileage requirement in any of the documentation I have
> on the Sport Quattro. So:
Yup - do it. It's due under the five-year rule.
> Do I need the special tools 2084 and 2079 to do this assuming the engine
> configured like the RR series? It would not seem so as the belt is
> tensioned by moving the water pump, right?
Yes, it's quite similar to the RR. You need #2084. #2079 is optional -
it's only any use if the car is on a ramp. I prefer to use a monster torque
> Also, I have remarked that after replacing the HP hydraulic hose, I have
> some noise at low speed from the pump. Some have said this is because the
> replacement hoses are inferior to the Audi OEM. While I agree this may be
> possible, however on browsing the service bulletins from VW Tech, I
> that 46-88 says that this can occur because the belt is not tight enough.
> They advise that after tightening the belt to normal tension, tighten it
> some more! They say this will not harm the pump and will reduce the
> Anyone had this experience?
I think I've had the _opposite_ - I found a car last year with a
phenomenally tight belt and the pump bearings were shot.
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