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B16 timing belt issue

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by steacy91, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. steacy91

    steacy91 New Member

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    Got my timing belt on tonight, wayyyy to loose, tensioner cant adjust far enough to tighten it, any ideas ?? the head and block were decked a couple thou during the build, but would that make it this bad ??
     
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    Did you try to use a pry bar to manually move the tensioner in a tighter spot?

    New tensioner?
     
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    Compare the new belt against old one - make sure it's the correct part. Same number of teeth. Decking the block 0.010-0.015 ain't gonna change anything.
     
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  5. steacy91

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    Figured out the problem , i was given the wrong timing belt and waterpump off a b18, had 18 or 19 teeth on the pulley, and the belt was to long, got it all sorted out now though, thanks for the help.
     
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    ^ Excellent! ;) Good case of Troubleshooting 101 here. Always check the obvious first.

    Not suggesting you aren't on top of it. Just reciting what I was taught years ago in Electronics shop class. TV doesn't work, it is turned on? Is the fuse good? Does the wall socked have power? Etc.......

    Then, dive into the deep shit.
     
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