Timing belt time

Mihnea Cotet mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Thu Aug 1 20:03:06 EDT 2002

At 10:39 1/08/2002 -0600, Brian Link wrote:
>I finished the clutch on the coupe gt so I have time and back up
>transportation to do the timing belt/water pump and pulley on the 200 20 V.
>  Any advice or lessons learned before I tackle this?  Which brand of water
>pumps are the ones to avoid? what parts to order besides belt, wp and idler
>pulley?  I have the tool for the 10v motor to hold the crank, will it work
>on the 20v?


The crank locking tool will work exactly the same way as on the 10v...
As for the waterpumps, Graf is said to be whining but I've installed at
least 4 of them in the last year and had no whining noises at all.... the
point is that you don't have to tighten the belt too much otherwise I think
every water pump will whine and the bearing will be stressed, which could
lead to premature failure...



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