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someone wrote me and asked why not put the timing belt article in a PDF format like other sites do?

Because once you put it out in pdf format, the file gets passed around, saved, and is fixed like that. Any updates get missed. Someone may put wrong or outdated information in the file and that information get passed around.

For example, many people put the injection pump locking pin in the wrong spot since the pdf timing belt writeup from the other site doens't mention the correct spot. Also, it says that you need a special cut down stubby allen wrench to remove the back valve cover bolts. Some vendors even sell that part. You can use that, or you can just use a regular ball end allen wrench designed to work at an angle, more details are in the write up.

As such, the writeups here are just web pages that can be changed and edited. If you have a differnet way, make a post and if it's correct, better, or easier, it will be considered for inclusion.

the timing belt writeup.

http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q_how_to/a4/timing_belt_part_1.htm
http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q_how_to/a4/timing_belt_part_2.htm
 
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yeah, I prefer it that way too. the one part I like about "the other writeup" in pdf format is that there is a space for notes but you can just write notes on the backside of the paper.
 
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is there any way to date the pdf file or have a mailing list for updates?
 

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no, that's too complicated. people won't update their files.

The main advantage of keeping info in the FAQ is that it stays up to date, it can be corrected, people can add to it with their submissions, and it's a heck of a lot faster than endlessly searching through pages of forum topics.
 
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