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Old 06-01-2022, 01:17 PM   #1651
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Easy to apply excessive belt tension with the VW type of tensioners. When I replaced the belt on my 924 long ago. I made the belt too tight and it was screaming. Even the cam was making a sound.

I used VWs belt tension recommendation which was to turn the belt 90 degrees. I thought it had to be hard to turn but they want it rather easy to turn to check tension.
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Old 06-12-2022, 11:20 AM   #1652
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What a mess.. 2 things from my experience.. The thing with overtightening the belt is a bit a miracle.. It is just a bit while tightening and then you need to turn the engine over two times to check tension.. I ****ed 2 bearings with an overtightened belt and you will hear the bearings scream and get very hot if it's too tight.. Also I had to machine down the yoshifab tensioner plate one millimeter to make the belt run in the middle of the tensioner pulley cause mine started also to eat out the belts rim..

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Old 07-05-2022, 01:50 PM   #1653
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Easy to apply excessive belt tension with the VW type of tensioners. When I replaced the belt on my 924 long ago. I made the belt too tight and it was screaming. Even the cam was making a sound.

I used VWs belt tension recommendation which was to turn the belt 90 degrees. I thought it had to be hard to turn but they want it rather easy to turn to check tension.
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What a mess.. 2 things from my experience.. The thing with overtightening the belt is a bit a miracle.. It is just a bit while tightening and then you need to turn the engine over two times to check tension.. I ****ed 2 bearings with an overtightened belt and you will hear the bearings scream and get very hot if it's too tight.. Also I had to machine down the yoshifab tensioner plate one millimeter to make the belt run in the middle of the tensioner pulley cause mine started also to eat out the belts rim..
Missed your replies.

So far there has been zero damage to the belt itself with the tensioner barely tensioned. Guess the spring-loaded mechanism doesn't do much.

To wit, I do not like the way the belt rides at the moment. Machining down the tensioner side 1mm seems like a good idea. I'll have that done the next time the engine is apart.
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:42 AM   #1654
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Got it running. Then broke it again.

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Old 07-10-2022, 09:40 PM   #1655
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Old 09-21-2022, 05:20 PM   #1656
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Fixed the timing belt issues for good, by not paying attention to the spring-loaded tensioner alignment marks. Put a new timing gear in.

It still smoked after sustained boost, so the turbo came off. Then noticed that the adapter to bellhousing bolts on the trans got loose, so the transmission came off for inspection. Possible culprit was identified as aftermarket bearing retainer fouling on V-Performance adapter plate. Some very rough die grinder action seems to have resolved it.

Then the new baby, as it turns out, requires round-the-clock care. So the car has been sitting in a partly disassembled state since June. While sitting on the couch in my new job and new baby stupor, a Tilton concentric slave type release bearing showed up at my door. Looks like the clutch pedal is gonna get smoother, at least. On the con list, the do-do list has gotten significantly larger than it lready was at the beginning of the year:

[]Replace bellhousing bolt at starter (fouls on firewall)
[]Install replacement turbo
[]Swap in v2 QSRC
[]Install coilover tender springs
[]Apply Loctite to pillow ball bearing shell in BNE Comfort strut mount
[]Swap brake fluid reservoir (leaking at o-ring)
[]Relocate shock mount on rear control arm; add reinforcement
[]Relocate torque rod mounts on axle (back and down a bit
[]Move rear axle forward 1/4"
[]Build new turbo oil drain
[]Replace front pads and rotors
[]Install Tilton throwout bearing
[x]Glue shifter foam pill back together
[x]Trans output shaft seal
[x]Clearance trans tunnel for big dampened yoke
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Old 09-21-2022, 06:59 PM   #1657
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Old 09-21-2022, 07:29 PM   #1658
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There is a giant ass slash on the hose. No idea how.
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Old 09-23-2022, 06:52 PM   #1659
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Old 09-24-2022, 11:50 PM   #1660
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Old 10-19-2022, 11:43 PM   #1661
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Sitrep. Pretty much nothing since June. Also haven’t forgotten to update thread, but too busy and too tired even for that.






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Old 10-21-2022, 04:16 PM   #1662
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Old 10-21-2022, 06:01 PM   #1663
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Re: QSRC's - is this just a change to the "new style" with ackerman adjustment? I've considered that but never could justify the price, especially since I don't really understand ackerman adjustments.

Re: pull axle forward - didn't you already shorting your trailing arms? Ben if you read this I've been seeing teaser pics of the new adjustable rear arms forever lemme buy some!!!!

Re: turbo drain hose - I replaced mine every year forever because the header always ate it. No amount of heat shield could stop it. Bending a piece of stainless tube to make a hard section for one was such a great peace of mind mod for me.
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Old 10-21-2022, 07:24 PM   #1664
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Re: pull axle forward - didn't you already shorting your trailing arms? Ben if you read this I've been seeing teaser pics of the new adjustable rear arms forever lemme buy some!!!!
I've been working on them forever,

Just made the final tweaks to the arms themselves and have the adjustment plates mostly roughed out.

finalizing the drop brackets now.
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Old 10-21-2022, 07:52 PM   #1665
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Re: QSRC's - is this just a change to the "new style" with ackerman adjustment?
he stopped by and forgot to address this part, which i was also curious about.
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Old 10-21-2022, 08:26 PM   #1666
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I've been working on them forever,

Just made the final tweaks to the arms themselves and have the adjustment plates mostly roughed out.

finalizing the drop brackets now.
In an alternate universe my car runs and they’re needed. In this one they’ll look real good on the shelf for 6 months.
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Old 10-21-2022, 08:41 PM   #1667
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In an alternate universe my car runs and they’re needed. In this one they’ll look real good on the shelf for 6 months.
what have you done now? wasn't it together and great like a month ago?
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Old 10-21-2022, 10:26 PM   #1668
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what have you done now? wasn't it together and great like a month ago?
Let’s not let my habitually broken 8v distract us from Harald’s habitually broken 16v
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Old 10-21-2022, 10:54 PM   #1669
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Old 10-22-2022, 12:09 AM   #1670
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Let’s not let my habitually broken 8v distract us from Harald’s habitually broken 16v
it's a fierce battle for the most Sorted disassembled 242 in the country.
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Old 10-22-2022, 01:07 AM   #1671
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:03 PM   #1672
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Old 10-24-2022, 12:47 AM   #1673
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After years of messing around with every kind of fancy flexible material and heat shielding to boot, I too, have finally seen the light with using hardlines as much as possible. Those OEM's were on to something.
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Old 10-25-2022, 06:11 PM   #1674
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