Changing timing belt

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  1. erirob

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    Hello. I am charging my timing belt.
    I have installer the new belt but not starter the engine yet.

    I noticed that when I turned the engine by hand, the belt walked a little to the side. Closer to the engine. I think it just alligned to the tensioner and how the rest of the belt is planer but i am not sure. Could this be bad?

    I managed to fit both of the timing tools back into the spots after turning the engine. Am i 100% sure that the timing is correct then?

    I didnt manage to get the engine mount correctly back. One bolt is maybe 1-2 mm off to the side from there it was. Does it matter?

    Thanks!
     
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    Sorry for typos. Autocorrect is a little annoying sometimes.
     
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    What's the engine code of your 2006 Audi A3?

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    The engine code is BLS
     
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    The thing I am most worried about is the engine mount. It is the two 18mm bolts that i have not managed to get into position. It seems like the engine is a bit sideways compared to the mount.
     
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    With the engine supported, you shouldn't have any problems shifting the engine over to align the two holes up. Just put a little muscle into it :)


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    With the engine supported, you shouldn't have any problems shifting the engine over to align the two holes up. Just put a little muscle into it :)


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    With the engine supported, you shouldn't have any problems shifting the engine over to align the two holes up. Just put a little muscle into it :)


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    Thanks. I will look into it!

    Another question. The plinger om the tensioner moves. Sometimes it is in the middle and sometimes it is to the left og the gap. Is this normal?
     
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    Not plinger. But indicator. Autocorrect
     
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    tensioner indicator moving with rotation is normal.
     

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