[Vwdiesel] timing belt revisited
sshourds at flash.net
Fri Oct 15 23:39:54 EDT 2004
>But I would disagree with the belt slipping (cog hopping) with the tensioner
>released, or even off the bolt.
>No way is it going to jump cogs with the tensioner on, but in minimum
>position. It's difficult enough to even get the belt on the sprockets with
>the tensioner on but released.
I can show you the parts from a 2.4D VW engine that ate the head as
cause of a loose tensioner. I can also show you the parts from a TDI
that ate the head as cause of a loose tensioner. Might help you keep
from performing a very expensive experiment (>$1,000 US for parts and
head machining alone). Never understimate the power of Murphy.
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