[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 

Shawn Wright
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