[Vwdiesel] Anyone know how to use the VW210 TB tension gauge?

The President quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Sep 4 17:41:37 EDT 2007

Thanks Kneale;
I made an error... 1kg =9.81N therefore 10N =10/9.81 or 1.02kg
130N =13.25kg ...or 29lb!
Whithout checking real distance betweencentres of sprockets and allowing for 
experimental error I'd say pull for 13mm would amount to 1/4 to 1/6 of 29; 
maybe between 4.5 to 7lb...
Doesn't sound very accurate. It would help if I walked outside with a ruler 


>From: Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>
>To: The President <quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk>, vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Anyone know how to use the VW210 TB tension gauge?
>Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 11:24:10 -0700 (PDT)
>Tool fingers are 51mm apart and 82mm overall width.
>The President <quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>The Klann tools site gives the following information:
>1 rev of knob is 1 mm of thrust. 1mm of thrust is 10 Newtons. Thus tension
>is 130 Newtons.
>130N x 0.0981 =kg =12.75kg for a 13mm deflection.
>This is approx 2.2 x 12.75 lb or 28lb for a 13mm deflection.
>However at an estimate of distance between gauge fingers of 1/3 of belt
>length between cam and pump; I suggest deflection with a fish scale would 
>13mm @ 9lb pull "ball-park" ... Maybe 1/4 @6lb :o)
>Kneale can you measure distance between fingers?

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