Re: Timing Belt tension on a 200Tdi
"Nick Williams" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 21:16:53 +0000, Steve wrote
> (in article <firstname.lastname@example.org>):
>> Pieter Vroom wrote:
>>> If you are replacing the timing belt you need to double tension it, i.e.
>>> tension correctly once, rotate engine by hand for a couple of revs, and
>>> repeat tensioning. I think there is a good description on difflock
>>> (for 300tdi, but very similar).
>> Yes, I got that idea from the manual too, just the tension seems awfully
> You're not measuring the actual tension in the belt, though, you're
> the torque that results on the idler pulley, and the laws of geometry mean
> that this is (likely to be) much lower than the actual belt tension.
Besides which and despite popular folklaw, it is not an elastic band.