[V8] TB dilemma

cobram@juno.com cobram at juno.com
Wed Sep 28 17:39:25 EDT 2005

John Dodd <john.dodd at sait.ca> writes:

> As far as I know then one should fire the engine ,run it for a 
> minute or two then readjust the tension.
> Belts tend to stretch in the first  minute or so.

Not the timing belt, if it does stretch, it's marginal and unnoticeable.

> How can I do this with the radiator etc all disconnected ?
> Could this be the reason why some owners  had noise issues after
> installing new TB ?(did not readjust the tension)

If you wanted to, all you'd have to do is put the distributors back and
run it for a five or ten seconds.  I wouldn't be running the water pump
dry for too long though.

> Hope I am wrong and not have to worry about it.

If you look at the procedure, unlike most Audi's, on the V8Q the camshaft
pulleys are not keyed, you lock up the cams and accommodate the belt and
pulley then tighten the bolt.  So if the cams are locked and the crank is
at TDC with the tensioner adjusted, I don't see the timing going

> 2.How does the engine turn ?
> Clockwise or CC.

Turns clockwise from the front, helps keep the damper bolt in. ;-)

If you'd like a PDF of the "quick and dirty" Alldata procedure let me
know and I'll e-mail it to you.

I haven't seen a beatin' like that since somebody stuck a banana in my
pants and turned a monkey loose.

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