[Vwdiesel] Crankshaft Sprocket Wear Gavrik PetersonH.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Sun Mar 28 20:26:12 EST 2004
Gavrik asked : Is it common knowledge among diesel people that this is a bad practice? Common I don't know ---but I am sure glad you mentioned it. My 1982 1.6 is running without cover. An anecdote is in order. When I was a young whippersnapper it was common to put small 2 cycle 50 cc engines on pushbikes. A grooved steel roller was used on rear wheel. In those days rubber was scarce so a new tire was black market stuff. I was convinced that the roller would wear out tire in no time. As it turned out the roller wore out and the tire was fine. So yes add a bit of grit and water there goes your pulley in no time. To hold pulley if you are scrapping it ??? piece of cake , a pipewrench with extension and a breaker bar. So thank you Gavrik. Hagar.
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