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HELP how do you tighten the timing belt tensinor

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by hoban81, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. hoban81
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    [Oct 16, 2010]
    When I start my car there is a whinning noise for a brif second I think taht it is my
    timing belt tensinor is this a D I Y job and if so could somone tell me how to tighten it or replace it.

    Any help much appricated.
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    BASS 666 BMW aye right dead on..

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    [Oct 16, 2010]
    if you have to tighten your timing belt your in trouble. you dont tighten timing belts they stay tight untill they need changed. the noise can be a number of things so you best get it checked if you dont know how to do it yourself..
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    [Oct 16, 2010]
    thanks for the advice, come on pay day.
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    Agreed, honestly if there is any sign of trouble in that area DO NOT drive the car or you will be needing a few paydays if it goes tits up.....
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    [Oct 16, 2010]
    Mines been doing this for months when its damp its the accessory belt on mine or the tensioner. It goes away once the moisture has dried up. Iv seen a spray in some motor factors thats supposed to cure this but havn't got round to trying it yet.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    [Oct 19, 2010]
    Talcum powder FTW! Shuts up squeaky belts every time...
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