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  1. 2003 Beetle 2.0 timing belt tensioner problem

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently changed my timing belt but ran into a hiccup. I couldn’t torque down my tensioner pulley. It just reaches a point where i could turn the nut either way and it didn’t get tighter or looser. I presume something is threaded. I have a few questions around this. So far my timing belt hasn’t...
  2. 1.8T Timing Belt Auto-Tensioner Problem

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Just replaced water pump, front engine seals, thermostat, and tensioner pulley, and auto-tensioner. I pulled the pin on the new tensioner, pulled up manually on the tensioner pulley, then tightened the 8MM Hex bolt on the tensioner pulley during reassembly. After completing the repair, took it...
  3. Serpentine Belt Tensioner Fix

    Technical Modifications
    I just wanted to share a fix I engineered with the serpentine belt tensioner on my 01 new beetle 2.0 gls. The black retainer plate popped off while I was in process of changing the alternator. It was a mechanical failure as the actually metal lip that held the black retainer plate on peeled...