[Vwdiesel] Vwdiesel Digest, Vol 38, Issue 42

Andrew .Libby libbybapa at gmail.com
Mon Dec 25 15:46:20 EST 2006

> One other question I had on the timing belt setup concerns some
> instruction I readin a Chilton manual - it says to strike the T-belt
> witth a mallet right between the cam sprocet and IP sprocket - that just
> doesn't sound right and I/m not going to do it, but what do you think
> about doing that?

That's idiotic.  You want the belt taut between the crank, int. shaft, pump
and cam with all of the slack in the tensioner area, just as it would be
while running.  If you have it set correctly then when you tension the
tensioner none of the pulley should move at all.


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