[Vwdiesel] Anyone know how to use the VW210 TB tension gauge?
knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 4 09:47:07 EDT 2007
I got mine from ZDMAK http://www.zdmak.com If you put their product code, which is MK-142BG for the tool, into the search feature at the website, you get to the page listing it. I think it was $49. I think I saw it elsewhere for close to $200.
82 Diesel Westy <dieselwesty at yahoo.com> wrote: Very nice, thanks for sharing that with us.
About how much does this tool go for ? $$
--- Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Finally found someone with the directions for using
> the VW210 timing belt tensioner tool.
> A page of directions from one of the tool
> suppliers is at:
> Basically, it says to turn the knurled knob until
> its bevelled edge sits on the index mark of 13--the
> 13 index marks called for in the Bentley--and
> install it on the belt between the camshaft and
> injection pump. The sliding marker in the barrel
> should move to align with the bevel of the knob if
> the tension is correct. If it disappears inside the
> knob, the tension is too great. If it doesn't reach
> the bevel, the tension is too loose, and the belt
> should be tightened until the sliding mark meets the
> knob edge.
> Thanks for those who offered suggestions.
> LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/30/2007 11:41:14 AM Pacific
> Daylight Time,
> knealeski at sbcglobal.net writes:
> > Anybody have step-by-step directions for using the
> diesel timing belt
> > tension gauge VW210? You can see one at
> > I understand that the belt goes between the
> fingers on the base of the tool
> > and the spring-loaded plunger that sticks out of
> the barrel with the numbers
> > on it.
> > The Bentley says I need a measurement of "12-13
> index marks". How do I
> > achieve that measurement? Where do I start? Are
> "index marks" the white numbers
> > on the barrel or the black numbers on the handle?
> As I recall you put the tool on the timing belt
> setting tension. Crank the knob to the desired
> on the scale. Read where the sliding white-mark part
> pointing to. That's your tension. Adjust belt
> and recheck if necessary.
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