[200q20v] AC belt.....!

Brian.Link at Level3.com Brian.Link at Level3.com
Fri Mar 9 14:54:09 EST 2001

Thanks for the advice,  Everything that I saw listed all the belts the same
for all the turbo quattro engines.  I guess the distributor rotor is the
same way so who really knows what belts are required.

I'm going to try a AC belt .25" longer than the original.  I actually was
going to do what you said below but I was planning on using the starter
motor instead of turning the crankshaft by hand.  If I cant get it on I will
use the longer belt.

Phil , the alt. belt came of very easy, I just assumed the new one will go
on as easy.  I will soon find out if the parts guy gave me a shorter than
original belt.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Schulz [mailto:peschulz at cisco.com]
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 12:59 PM
To: Phil Rose
Cc: Link, Brian; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [200q20v] AC belt.....!

At 02:29 PM 3/9/2001 -0500, Phil Rose wrote:

>I have the same trouble with the specified alternator belts. What actually 
>can help the fit is to put one foot on the inside side of the belt while 
>pulling up as hard as you possibly can on the other side (grunt, 
>groan--careful about hernias and hemorrhoids). You'll get a little bit of 
>belt stretch after doing that a few times and it might be just enough. 
>Garages have mechanical belt-stretchers for that purpose.
>BTW, I seem to recall once seeing that the Family Album lists a slightly 
>longer alternator belt for our cars (i.e., one longer than what everyone 
>considers "standard"), and I wonder if we all are trying to use undersized 
>belts in some of these applications?


I recall that the owner's manual lists the belt sizes - that should be 
cross checked with the album.

Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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