[Vwdiesel] dead TDI progress

Shalyn Shourds sshourds at flash.net
Sat Jun 5 00:57:24 EDT 2004

>There was a congenital problem with the A3   1.9's where the sprocket keys
>to the crankshaft.
>It is EXTREMELY important when replacing the timing belt, not to loosen the
>main crankshaft bolt. (I wouldn't even use a wrench on the bolt to turn the

I'm running an A4, but I'm open to all manner of causes, particularly 
ones that would result in the shop buying me a new engine :)
So it'd slip at the crank?  I'd thought that on these later engines, 
both the cam and crank sprockets were keyed. 

Just got it back together tonight.  I'll tow it off in the next couple 
of days and see where it goes from there.  Shame the East River is so 
far away.  I'll give them a few days to look at the engine.  Also gives 
me a few days to read up on small-claims procedures.  Can't hurt to be 
able to sling some lingo.  Then we have a gentleman's chat. 


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