Timing belts

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Timing belts

Post by woodward » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Not having the tool to measure the slack in the timing belts I just installed(1/8 to 3/16in with 4.4 pounds of force), would any of the techs out there recommend a diffrent method please. TW

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Re: Timing belts

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:00 pm

Just like the three bears.Just right.

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Re: Timing belts

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:17 pm

On the 1100 it's left to the tensioners to adjust the slack - the problem is, the tensioner springs are usually very worn out, so you can't depend on them to apply the correct tension when doing the slack adjustment.

Therefore I just did a "feels about right to me" adjustment - not feeling really tight, but not enough to really move. If they whine when you start it up, they're too tight.

Of course, the best thing to do is to go out buy a cheap spring scale and use it with a ruler to adjust them correctly.

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