Timing Belt on a 3.0

Tony Hoffman auditony at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 19:01:34 PST 2008

Iv'e done several, they aren't too bad, really. The front end of the
car slides forward, after removing a few things. Be very careful iwht
the plastic coolant flanges that slide onto the plastic radiator. I
use some old Beetle case studs for the sliders. You do have to have
the tool for the cams, however, teh 12V tool can also be made to work.
I like doing the variable cam tensioner gaskets and half moon seals
while I'm in there. I put a small amount of silicone on the moon, in
hopes of no further leaks. May just be wishful thinking, though.

I've also done the cam and crank seals on one 30V that was leaking,
but none of the other ones that I've done have been leakers. I've
never seen one that the belt went on, either. I've seen them as high
as 112K on the original. The tensioners seem to be designed or built
better on teh longitudinal engines for some reason, or maybe they just
experience less heat.

Anyhow, hope this helps,

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Max Baker <max at warped.org> wrote:
> Hi List,
> My sister has an all-road w/ a 3.0 in it.   Does anyone know what the
> timing belt change interval is on those?  She says it has 86k miles and
> has never been changed.
> Anything else that should be done on those "while i'm in there" ?
> Thanks,
> -m
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