[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 42a --( nifty tricks I like )

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Mon Mar 1 15:28:58 EST 2004

At 11:27 AM 3/1/04 -0800, you wrote:
>We need a nifty way of making sure that timing belt is not too tight ---
>how about it fellas? speak up. ------many a pump bushing bit the dust
>from belt being too tight.

I have done several timing belts, and seem to get max mileage with minimum
wear this way:

after getting the belt on and seated, adjust tension so you can just move
the belt back and forth across the pump sprocket about 1/8 to 1/4" with both
thumbs and fingers. Run the engine until it is hot, and check again. It will
probably have tightened up a bit, If so ease it off to above calibration..
Check it again after a week of driving, Check it once a year, same way. HOT.

Works for me.\


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