[Vwdiesel] Timing Belt Cover

82 Diesel Westy dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 21 13:06:47 EST 2005

Yes, Bob, a pebble in my timing belt may well have
been the 3rd alternative as to what killed my motor. 
I did have the lower plastic cover on protecting the
crank sproket (acting like a CUP now that I think
about that, bonehead move), but the upper cover was
never put on.  So, if I find the crank sproket to be
fine, which I think it is, then a stone getting in my
timing belt must be the final timing issue to caused
my exhaust valve to shatter the keeper and lifter.

Hey, if I didn't learn my lesson the hard way at first
I would make those mistakes 2 or 3 times before
learning.  I guess that is looking at the brighter
side of life!

--- SLATERSFB at aol.com wrote:

> I guess you have a modified 1.6 timing belt cover, I
> never cut mine and just ran without the cover
>                      **************************
> Really not too good of an idea. The labor to correct
> damage wrought by a single pea sized rock that
> manages to find it's way between the belt & the
> sprocket is amazing. 
> Cheap Bob in NY
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