[Vwdiesel] '85 Jetta eating belts - solution
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Thu Feb 3 09:56:21 EST 2005
On 2 Feb 2005 at 15:18, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:
> After fixing mine I didn't think a couple mm would make much difference. I
> was getting about a year out of a belt, about the same mileage as you and it was
> out a good 5mm, mostly on the idler/tensioner. Guess a little bad is about as
> bad as really bad!
Sounds like you have A/C and/or P/S? Mine has neither of these. I guess time will tell
if the re-alignment will help. I just know that I drove my old Jetta for 12 years and
maybe did 3 belts total in that time (again no AC or PS), and never had one wear out
as badly as this one. I'm guessing the deflection of the water pump pulley was the big
problem - 2mm in such as short distance is a lot of deflection.
Shawnigan Lake School
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