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Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 2001 13:35:47 -0700
Reply-To:     Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
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From:         Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Subject:      Re: Fan belt tightening-- When to do it?
Comments: To: developtrust <developtrust@HOME.COM>

Thank you, William for steering us to the Holy Grail of "on topicedness"


----- Original Message ----- From: "developtrust" <developtrust@HOME.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:19 PM Subject: Re: Fan belt tightening-- When to do it?

> Isn't it fun you all, to be back on topic again? > > Ben, > The "geared adjuster nut" sounds like a great improvement. Can you tell me > more? Send photos? Or send me to an URL with one? > > I assume this is something a "so far naive amateur like me" can do and save > the mechanic labor fees? I don't mind learning. I would like to. > > I will first try the white lithium grease idea my mechanic suggested. He > said WD40 works but does not last. > > Karl, does the brake fluid wipe last? And is it similar to the WD40 > solution? Do I assume correctly that both are temporary fixes? > > I will definitely replace the fan belts if I go to Mexico. I always carry > spares. > > > I also modified my alternator bracket to accept the geared adjuster nut > > available in later Golfs and Jettas. I think someone said a similar > bracket > > is now available from VW. It beats trying to stretch the pulleys apart > while > > trying to tighten the nuts at the same time. > > > BenT >

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