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cam belt parts it about time

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by fingermouse, Oct 23, 2008.

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    [Oct 23, 2008]
    well im doing the cam belt soon so went and got the parts from Vw full kit and water pump £109 plus I get a bit back as the pump is exchange unit.

    Can`t believe how small the pump is lol

    Only thing I forgot was coolent ... doh and possibly that little damper ( shock absorber thingy) Is that needed when you do the job ??? It wasn`t in the kit .

    kit is belt , tensioner and a Idler roller I think.
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    [Oct 23, 2008]
    You don’t need to change the little damper you refer to.

    That is to tension the belt, you just need to compress this and use a pin to hold it in place while you fit the belts.

    It is often easier to remove it from the engine and compress it in a vice.
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