[Vwdiesel] belt tension

Bryan Belman dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 7 14:09:38 PST 2008

I had a similar issue.  I put on a new PS pump, NEW is the key word.
the allignment was just off, the belt jumped off 2 times.  I moved the mount a bit on the block but did not have my old pump to look at to compare.
Still was mis-alligned but belt stayed on and killed it soon enough, so lose it would not work all the time.
Then after 1.5 hours of farting with it last weekend I took a block of wood and hit the pulley inward toward the pump as there was about 3/8" of space between the pump body and the pulley mounting hub.  Sure enough, it moved, the hub was not pressed on the shaft far enough from new.
Now all is fine.
I made the belt pretty tight as I feel the belt is a bit FAT for the upper pulley on the crank, but that is the correct spec.
PS is nice when in the parking lots.
 Bryan Belman, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp -- running :)
82 Diesel Westy 1.9NA -- running :)
92 Jetta 1.6 Eco-Turbo Diesel -- running :)
70 Type 1 stock Beetle -- Not running :( 

From: "LBaird119 at aol.com" <LBaird119 at aol.com>
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2008 4:36:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] belt tension

  If the belt is squealing the it's slipping and loose will only make 
matter worse or just not help.  Worn pulley, too narrow a belt, 
misalignment of the pulleys are all things to look for.  If you're 
using a Gates belt (from MY experience anyway, it'll squeal until 
it breaks or you get tired of it and replace it with a Contitech.

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