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    Help/advice on changing aux belt?

    I noticed mine is a little perished were done of the grooves have came off in a patch sort if thing.

    I'm going to give it a go myself, is there anything else I should be changing at the same time whilst its off?

    Should I get it from audi or will a contitech one be fine from ECP?

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    Not much else to think about changing and it should be a pretty straightforward job. Contitech's good stuff so ECP is fine or CarParts4Less do the same parts for even cheaper. You'd pay a fair bit more at the dealers for the same quality item.

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    So I don't need to be changing no pulleys etc?

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    You'd better change the belt tensioner and alternator pulley too.
    When I did mine I only changed the tensioner. Now I have to change it again because the alternator pulley got stuck and forced the belt to press harder on the tensioner. It gave up again.
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    How difficult are these to change? Do you just release tension by pushing back on the tensioner, slip the belt off and a new one on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elrao View Post
    How difficult are these to change? Do you just release tension by pushing back on the tensioner, slip the belt off and a new one on?
    From what I can gather pretty much, I think you can lock the tensioner with a drill bit?

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    Its allot easier with 2 people, takes a few minutes usually, just use a iirc 17mm spanner on the raised lug on the top of tensioner, push it the way that loosens the belt, pop old one of, put new one on & get it under tensioner, then slowly move spanner so tensions back on, check with torch all in grooves ok, run it up & inspect, voila.

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    What engine? When was the cambelt and tensioners last changed?

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    Cambelt was done just before I bought it August last year, and its a 2.0 tdi bkd

 

 

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