[Vwdiesel] 1985 1.6TD Jetta recently acquired

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 28 21:22:51 EST 2006

> 3).  Judging from the reading I've been doing, the timing belt seems to
> be properly tensioned, and
> doesn't seem to be showing any overt signs of impending failure, is it
> possible that the belt could
> have 'plenty of life left in it', assuming that it was replaced during
> the rebuild?  I guess there's no way to tell for sure, but thought I'd
> ask in case there actually is a way.

> Mike, in NC

Check it for cracks on both sides. Also, look at the smooth side and see if 
it looks smooth and shiny, or more of a rough finish. As with all belts, as 
they wear, they get shiny on that side from running on the intermediate 
shaft and tensioner.

Tony Hoffman 

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