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Author Subject: Timing belt question
bigryrs

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Post #1
Hey folks i went and bought a 136 tooth timing belt kit for my gti6 engine which im away to stick in my 205 but my mate says the 136 tooth belt is far too tight when fitted and said to get the 137 belt!! any ideas
Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 05:04
bigbadbowen

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Post #2
Depends on what timing belt setup you have mate ? what year is the engine ???
Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 06:16
mechanical_repairs

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Post #3
Personally I prefer the 136 kit as it's a metal tensioner and less prone to fail, the choice is yours as they say.

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Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 13:27
blaze wip

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mechanical_repairs wrote:
Personally I prefer the 136 kit as it's a metal tensioner and less prone to fail, the choice is yours as they say.

Carl


In his FAQ guide - click - Rich W advises to use the 137 kit in all cases.
Two of the forums experts in different opinion? Blink

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So which is best?!?!?! Dunno

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Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 14:04
fletch

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Post #5
blaze wip wrote:
mechanical_repairs wrote:
Personally I prefer the 136 kit as it's a metal tensioner and less prone to fail, the choice is yours as they say.

Carl


In his FAQ guide - click - Rich W advises to use the 137 kit in all cases.
Two of the forums experts in different opinion? Blink

Handbags out lads..

So which is best?!?!?! Dunno


Rich has changed his mind since that FAQ was written. The plastic tensioners are less durable.

Is your mate fitting the tensioner correctly?

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Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 14:20
rich_w

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Post #6
Yeah, go with the 136 tooth belt and associated components Yes

The 137 does have some advantages - it's easier to to tension correctly if you've not done it much before - and the tensior is bigger in diameter, and therefore spinning at less RPM, so will last longer.

However the 136 tooth kit has a metal tensioner, not plastic, and is much more durable. I mainly use them as most of the engines I build are far from standard, rev much higher etc - I just feel more comfortable with something metal than plastic in this situation.

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Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 16:32
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Looks like a definitive thread for the FAQ this one!!

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Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 18:06

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