www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You




Go Back   TDIClub Forums > TDI Model Specific Discussions Areas > VW B5 Passat TDIs

VW B5 Passat TDIs This is a general discussion about B5 Passat(>98 (2004-2005 in North America)). Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 11th, 2018, 10:03   #1
fairbanks
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Midlothian, Il.
Default What does it mean?

When after replacing the cam, the water pump, and timing belt, I tighten the belt tensioner, lock it down perfectly centered. And in the course of hand rotation (clockwise) the belt tightens, indicator is even more to the right?
Help?!

Last edited by fairbanks; July 11th, 2018 at 10:27.
fairbanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2018, 17:17   #2
johnboy00
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bridgewater,Ma.,USA
Default

Must be a slow day here. I'm not an expert but I've done mine twice with a third upcoming. As long as the indicator is still in the window, and you used the tools and followed the procedures, its should be fine. see the 5th post here, BEW engines are also PD engines and use the same timing procedure: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=235129
__________________
John
2005 Passat Wagon
2004 Jetta Auto
2003 IBW
1999.9 Golf (for parts)

Last edited by johnboy00; July 11th, 2018 at 17:27.
johnboy00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2018, 12:33   #3
MEgearhead
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Virginia
TDI(s): B5.5, 4L
Default

I've done mine twice and never had that problem. Did you have the three camshaft sprocket bolts loose when you set the tension?
MEgearhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2018, 15:43   #4
dogdots
 
dogdots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Kansas City
TDI(s): None
Default

The tensioner indicator arm will move some when rotating the engine as compression builds in the cylinders and the force to turn the crank and cam by hand increases and decreases as compression is released.

All of the spring loaded tensioners do this. Just make sure the ear of the tensioner is in the hole properly, that the 3 cam sprocket bolts are loose and cam pinned and crank pinned when you tension it clockwise, then torque the 3 cam sprocket bolts to spec, remove cam and crank locks, and rotate by hand 2 revolutions. You will see the indicator move in the window some while you rotate.
__________________
Non VW: 2011 BMW 335D and 2011 BMW X5 35D, both white, 1999 Superduty 7.3 ZF 6 speed, 2007 BMW 328xi, 2003 Mini Cooper, 1977 MB 280SL, 1977 Chevy C10 454 bought new by wife's grandfather.
www.kansascitytdi.com
dogdots is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.13106 seconds with 12 queries
[Output: 59.38 Kb. compressed to 52.51 Kb. by saving 6.87 Kb. (11.56%)]