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Re: [8V] Lower Timing Belt Cover
- Subject: Re: [8V] Lower Timing Belt Cover
- From: Scott Pidgeon <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 15:33:29 -0700 (PDT)
Take your VW "off-road" and anything can happen. Sometimes Mother
Nature takes the road away for you.
Yeah, there are drifts in New England, but not like New York state
along Lake Ontario or Erie--WHOA! The worst places are where the snow
plows have been through and piled up that dense, damp snow at the end
of a side street or, worse still, your driveway! How I used to hate
the days before we got a snow-blower. It was like "The Cask of
Amontillado." And my muscles would hurt from hearing the plow go buy
in the morning.
Ok, guys, get out the crampons and the winch. Time to get out of the
- ---drew <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't know if they have snow drifts in New England (funny, I'd have
> thought they did) but ...
> My grandfather's 1975 Rabbit threw 3 timing belts in 2
> winter until it went in for a modification courtesy of VW - a timing
> cover! A great car for it's size in the snow, but you start nosing
> over the hood and that snow is going to hit the belt hard sooner or
> That damned prevailing west wind piles snow up HARD around here -
> sometime's it's like hitting sand - none of this damned powder
> I tried to climb through a three foot drift in my '80 Rabbit about 10
> years ago - unfortunately the drift was 100 feet long, not 10 as I had
> expected. After twenty feet the wheels lost traction and the car
> a stop. The engine compartment was a brick of snow (apparently the
> can still run on the air that makes it through a snow-choked
> had to pull the car down of the snow with a tractor - if only I'd
> the half-track conversion.
> >Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 13:48:01 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: Scott Pidgeon <email@example.com>
> >Subject: Re: [8V] Lower Timing Belt Cover
> >I wouldn't worry about it. In June of 1987, I took the covers off to
> >change the belt for the first time, and throughout the subsequent
> >belt-changing, the covers never went back on. That car has lived
> >happily ever after in New England (i.e., snow, sticks, rocks,
> >that could kill a Peterbuilt...)
> >So, lessee, that's 12 years!
> >Scott <--waiting for the jinx to kick in.
> Drew MacPherson, Network Analyst, University of Guelph
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