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I recently attempted to put my g-grind cam in, and all was well until it came to putting the timing belt back on...I dont know how to tension the thing. The tensioner pulley has a lock-nut to loose, but there's no inside nut to turn to tension the belt once you loosen the locknut...and in the process my timing's probably off by a little. Anyone have any advice??
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Re: help with timing belt tensioning (JoeHydrickGTI)

I'm guessing that you have one of the later style tensioners w/ the two holes that required the special VW spanner. You can either get one of these spanners, or use something else to pull the tensioner into position. I used a pic tool, but and kind of hook tool w/ a point small enough to get into the hole should work.
 

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Re: help with timing belt tensioning (Vedubauman)

Put only enough tension on the timing belt so that when you turn the belt (between the cam pulley & intermediate pulley) 90 degrees that you feel some resistance when turning the belt. Be sure to recheck your timing marks after setting the tension. Regards, WWR.
 
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