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Volkswagen Corrado: 1990-1994 cambelt tension g60


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Last Post: Jun 10, 2010 5:58 PM Last Post By: FKH161
mystic 8v

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cambelt tension g60
Posted: Jun 8, 2010 4:57 PM
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hi,this is a really basic question but when im tensioning the cambelt tensioner on g60 should it be done at tdc or not as the belt is naturally at its tightest at tdc so when its not at tdc its slack,or do you not tension on tdc?
FKH161

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Re: cambelt tension g60
Posted: Jun 9, 2010 10:08 PM   in response to: mystic 8v in response to: mystic 8v
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Shouldn't matter.
mystic 8v

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Re: cambelt tension g60
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 5:17 PM   in response to: mystic 8v in response to: mystic 8v
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hi,when i tension the belt on tdc with a 90 degree turn then run the car and re check tension, if the engines not on tdc theres loads of slack,which is expected as theres less load on the belt,but as long as this is the way they are i can accept that,it just didnt seem right
FKH161

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Re: cambelt tension g60
Posted: Jun 10, 2010 5:56 PM   in response to: mystic 8v in response to: mystic 8v
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Adjustment is wrong then... not sure what you mean with more load on the belt at TDC (the
valves are closed, so they don't push on anything ie: no camshaft rotation).

Sounds like you have the slack on the wrong side. The slack should be taken up by on the
tensioner side.

I doubt that too many shops spend the time to turn the engine to TDC to adjust a loose belt.

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