[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 42a --( nifty tricks I like )Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Tue Mar 2 10:22:24 EST 2004
On 1 Mar 2004 at 11:27, H.Hagar <h_hagar at prcn.org> 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've worried about this also, although I've never had one fail. The one and only time I paid to have a TBelt done, they put it on too tight (I think), as it whined like crazy. They said it was normal and would stretch eventually. That was the last time I paid someone to work on my car... This recent tbelt change I did left me with that same whining - I guess I was a bit over zealous on tightening the belt. Fortunately, advancing the pump timing had the effect of loosening the belt just enough to get rid of the whine. :-) I think the book says something like the ability to twist the belt 45 deg midway between pump & cam. I'd say proper belt tension is more like 75- 90 deg twist at this point - at least that's where the whining seems to go away. -- Shawn Wright http://Zuiko.sls.bc.ca/swright ~This message sent by Pegasus Mail, the safe E-Mail alternative~ "Friends don't let friends use Outlook"
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