[Vwdiesel] Camshafts ---- ( missing key mystery )H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Thu Mar 4 18:23:33 EST 2004
I had to look deep in my Teacup for this one. The camshaft sprocket slip problem. Here it is , its coming in clear now . Mark Shepherd was so paranoid he took to over-tightening the bolt. Val Christian said he had one slip that was installed at the factory. (was some of them a result of turning engine with socket ?) I said I was flabbergasted having rubbed elbows with Germans for many years , let me tell you they pin even radio knobs. The cams I have here does indeed have a slot for a woodruf key. But the sprockets have no slot.SO it is important to make sure the sprocket does not slip.How to tell ? did it slip ? next time. Make a timing mark under washer . Piece of cake with an electric marker.From now on all mine will be marked. 33 foot pounds according to my Bentley, on bolt.Sounds reasonable to me looking at taper. Did I use the bolt for turning engine ? yes but I could see keycut in shaft so I figured it was keyed. I tried to call VW on my dial phone , but they did not answer. Hagar.
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