[Vwdiesel] TDI Timing Device Installation

Shalyn Shourds sshourds at flash.net
Wed Apr 20 01:56:43 EDT 2005

I just got the TDI together tonight.  I didn't, however, get it to 
start.  I think the fuel's not pumped up to the pump yet (though I did 
use a priming bulb) or I really messed up the pump timing, which is a 
very real possibility.  Either case, I wanted to check public opinion on 
belt tension.  Now, the TDI tensioner has a pair of marks that line up 
when the tensioner is set correctly, and Bentley gives a cheesy little 
test (push on the belt, make sure the tensioner re-adjusts when you 
press and again when you release.).  The indicated marks leave the belt 
really tight, according to what I'd put on my A2's timing belt.  Hard 
thumb pressure only deflects the belt about 1/8" (3mm) when pressed 
between the camshaft and the top roller.  Does that sound par for the 
course?  I didn't really get the chance to check mine before the job....



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