[Vwdiesel] Dasher diesel front wheel bearings & more

James Hansen jhsg at sasktel.net
Mon May 28 00:48:41 EDT 2007

  When I
> originally replaced the timing belt over a year ago, I did not touch
> the tension pulley. Should I replace it now or wait till it goes bad?
> If going bad, will it give any noise or signs of failure?

Hopefully it will.  Sometimes they howl, sometimes they keep the peace 
until they eat the belt.  regular inspection should catch it.
Changing the tensioner with the belt is insurance that costs 20ish 
bucks.  It hardly seems necessary, tensioners hardly ever fail... but 
staring at a cam that is snapped into three pieces with associated pokie 
holes in other assorted parts sort of puts that into a different light.

Glad your bearing job went smoothly.

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