[Vwdiesel] Timing Belt Change: I know I goofed--how much?
vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 6 10:36:11 EDT 2006
Lots of times I order parts from germanautoparts.com,
they seem to have good prices and have been very good
as far as customer service goes.
I also buy some parts from the local place, just since
they are always willing to answer questions.
I don't have a TD, but I do have a 1.6 NA diesel
engine I'd consider selling. This is the same type of
engine that I put in the Cabriolet. That would be the
engine that would go into a Karmann Ghia, but I would
sell it too. I am in Kansas, but have friends in
Bloomington/Normal, so maybe I could do a partial
delivery or delivery if you are interested.
I could even make a package of all the parts, like the
glow plug wires, the fuel filler, etc if you were
interested in that.
--- raymond greeley <rgreeley2 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi David, Ray here in chicago, I enjoyed your
> noodling through the timing
> belt change. I expect to
> do something very similar with a rabbit i'm getting
> and like you have done,
> plan to put the motor
> in a cabrolet this summer. where do you buy parts
> like a timing belt. Also i
> would like to buy a
> td motor for the cabrio if you know of something you
> aren't going to
> purchase, i can travel
> for same. thanks, ray
> >From: David Cook <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com>
> >To: Audi-VW-Diesels at yahoogroups.com, diesel list
> <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> >Subject: [Vwdiesel] Timing Belt Change: I know I
> goofed--how much?
> >Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 19:05:34 -0800 (PST)
> >After sending that last message, I really started
> >thinking about how engines worked, and at one point
> >when I was frustrated about (actually before typing
> >it) I was thinking about how the engine shouldn't
> >as long as the bottom end was correct.
> >Anyway, I got the belt on, and I'm sure it is on
> >correctly. I timed the crank marks, the cams for
> >were up, and I had a bright idea and manually
> >the pump to watch fuel squirt out of the four
> >and stopped it when it squirted for #1.
> >There are actually two holes that the pin could fit
> >in, so it would be possible to time the pump 180
> >if you put the pin in the wrong hole. However,
> when I
> >watched the fuel squirt out and put the pin in, I
> >noticed that there was a little notch in the IP
> >sprocket that lined up with a mark. Sheesh, all
> >worrying for nothing!
> >Today I also changed a leaky oil pan gasket,
> >the pump's timing, adjusted the valved (they were
> >pretty tight), replaced the air filter, a general
> >I was going to try to start it and let it run for
> >a few seconds (there isn't a radiator installed
> >but the only extra battery I had had been sitting
> >for over a year and was very weak, even after being
> >a charger for awhile and having a jump from the
> >Cabriolet. The starter would barely move. I think
> >part of the problem (with not taking a jump) is the
> >battery cables are pretty dirty.
> >I'll get back on it soon enough.
> >--- David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> > > David Cook wrote:
> > > > But, as I'm typing this, I could be having a
> > > > revelation... Does it matter? Won't it
> > > work
> > > > if I just make sure the pointer is at TDC,
> > > set up
> > > > the camshaft so that the valves were closed?
> > >
> > > Right, it doesn't matter. Remember, the "part
> > > the cycle" is governed
> > > by the camshaft! The bottom end doesn't care.
> > > #1 piston will
> > > *always* be at TDC when the pointer on the
> > > is aligned, and
> > > that's what matters.
> > >
> > >
> > > > Still, any way to know what the pump is doing,
> > > it
> > > > is 180 out other than trying to start it
> > >
> > > I think the locking pin will only go in when
> it's in
> > > the proper
> > > position. If you don't have the pin you should
> > > still be able to see the
> > > holes for it.
> > >
> > > VW gave you enough external marks to time this
> > > engine without any issues.
> > >
> >David Cook
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