[Vwdiesel] timing belt tension

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Oct 31 09:42:44 PDT 2007

In a message dated 10/31/2007 4:22:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
knealeski at sbcglobal.net writes:

> Or why not take all the guesswork out and get the belt tension testing 
> device?  It's penny wise and pound foolish to save the labor costs of a properly 
> equipped shop but put yourself into the potential position of paying for a 
> head rebuild. 

  Probably because until someone recently found one for about 
$40 or so, they were close to $200 for a plastic tension gauge.
Once you get the feel for it you can set it as accurate as 
necessary and much more quickly without it.  :-)
  If you don't know how to read the gauge then you're not better 
off and it's not blatantly obvious how to us it.

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