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car ran spot on perfect, timing was on, put it all back together....
nothing
re-set ecu...nothing...
now timing marks seem to be off about 1/4"...

what would make it do this???
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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (Danthe97VWGolf4DrMan)

belt wasnt tight?
 

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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (IHateSpeedBumps)

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belt wasnt tight?

i dont think it skipped a tooth though
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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (Danthe97VWGolf4DrMan)

im giving up for the night.....
does any one know what i could use in place of the tensioner tool??

thanks for all the help guys..
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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (Danthe97VWGolf4DrMan)

this tensioner tool?


i use a set of snap-ring pliers. they come with 90 degree angled tips that work perfect.
some people use a fork with the end prongs bent, needle nose pliers, what have you.
make sure when you're adjusting the tensioner, to tighten the belt by adjusting the tensioner clockwise. if you tighten the tensioner backwards it can loosen easily.


Modified by gotta_jet at 4:45 AM 10-29-2006
 

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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (gotta_jet)

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this tensioner tool?

i use a set of snap-ring pliers. they come with 90 degree angled tips that work perfect.
some people use a fork with the end prongs bent, needle nose pliers, what have you.
make sure when you're adjusting the tensioner, to tighten the belt by adjusting the tensioner clockwise. if you tighten the tensioner backwards it can loosen easily.

Modified by gotta_jet at 4:45 AM 10-29-2006

thank you, that was very helpful....
hope to post a vid of the car running today...all ya'll cross ya fingas
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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (Danthe97VWGolf4DrMan)

did you replace the tensioner? newer model tensioners have a larger bore, so you would need to replace the stud that it bolts to. i made that mistake.
car will run, die, then timing will be of a tooth.
 

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Re: what could cause the timing to go off when it ... (fastwagen)

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did you replace the tensioner? newer model tensioners have a larger bore, so you would need to replace the stud that it bolts to. i made that mistake.
car will run, die, then timing will be of a tooth.

ya i did, but the head already had the right stud on it....
man, nothing is going right. my buddy bails on me for help and im stuck doin this sht by myself...
i need to pick up some dan reed clamps to hold the belt on place...

_dan
 
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