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Cam Belt Tensioner failures

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Prabz
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Re: Cam Belt Tensioner failures

Post by Prabz » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:21 am

Alright cheers Tim will have a look tonight.. Thanks for your help..

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Re: Cam Belt Tensioner failures

Post by solidsponge » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:23 pm

Its not actually true about the water pump, I know you can only replace it when you have the cambelt off but the water pumps just dont need replacing and its just a bit of a rip off. My mechanic was kind enough to say there is absolutely no reason to replace it and he took the pump back. I guess its best to get it done just for the sake of it but its probably not really needed.

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Re: Cam Belt Tensioner failures

Post by Tim_GTi » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:33 pm

Yeh of course it's not necessary, it's just a part that is prone to failure, and it's such a cheap fix you may as well get it changed at the same time as it's no extra labour.

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Re: Cam Belt Tensioner failures

Post by KPerryGTi » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:38 am

So yesterday I started up the car only to hear a loud band and a very loud whirling sound and then a very loud ticking, all from the drivers side of the engine... guess what this could be... going to garage today...

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