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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

    hoban81 Member

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    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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  3. BASS 666

    BASS 666 BMW aye right dead on..

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    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..
     
  4. hoban81

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    thanks for the advice, come on pay day.
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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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.....
     
  6. bengal

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    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.
     
  7. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Talcum powder FTW! Shuts up squeaky belts every time...
     

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