'87 1200 As long as im replacing timing belt, is there

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'87 1200 As long as im replacing timing belt, is there

Post by tapemeasureman »

Anything else I thats cheap enough, easy enough to replace "while Im in there" ? Should I assume all the guides, tensioner etc are fine ? 46K miles, as far as I know, nobody ever has done this yet, and it seems the general consensus is that its over due. All Ive ever had to do to it is a melted starter solenoid, and something else simple. My first time in a flat motor since I was kid playing w/ VWs.

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Re: '87 1200 As long as im replacing timing belt, is there

Post by DenverWinger »

As long as the tensioners spin smooth and free I wouldn't bother replacing them, they -generally- last forever. And as long as nothing leaking on the front of the engine (thermostat, water pump etc,) and your temp gauge and fan switch is working there really isn't anything else to do in there.

Put your new belts on and ride it like you stole it :D
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