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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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joe
 

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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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Re: help with timing belt tensioning (JoeHydrickGTI)

on the tensioner it looks as if there is only one small hole...i'll have to take a close look
 

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Re: help with timing belt tensioning (JoeHydrickGTI)

use two skinny allen wrenches that fit good and tight in the holes, the 90deg angle replaces the screwdriver so you can put some tension on it
 
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