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    How Lucky Am I?!?!

    Well guys, some of you may know my cars been running rough since i got it.

    When backing off the revs the engine would pop and bang....well i took it upon myself to check the timing belt tonight to see if it was in time.

    Went to allign the pulleys up in the correct place by rotating the engine with a socket set on the crank...looked at the timing belt and it had gone slack Could twist the whole belt through 90 degrees between the tops of the pulleys!!!

    So Now My Cars Off The Road.....yet again

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    id say you were a bit lucky, if it had of come off, your talking new engine time in sum cases!!!! sure it will all sort out soon!!!

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    Yea, im getting a full timingbelt kit from Autovaux 2morrow night if i can persuade my dad to take me up there only 2 junctions of the M1, but still its alot of petrol in a 2.6 v6 LOL.
    Thats whats suprised me that it hasnt come off!
    The Belt is sat bang in the middle of the pulleys :S but yet it goes slack *gulp*

    Just parked it up out of the way atm....been driving it like this for 2 months almost *shudders*

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    better off the road for a few days m8 that a nasty bill for a new engine...
    Know its gutting not having it but wrth it in a few days m8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForZiE2005
    better off the road for a few days m8 that a nasty bill for a new engine...
    Know its gutting not having it but wrth it in a few days m8
    Agreed m8, my work m8 comes from same village so, i asked him if he could give me a lift to work, seeming as we had to bounce his car onto the back of a recovery wagon the other week as the tumblers in the ignition had gone awall.
    Being the decent person i am....i said id give him a lift to work

    Before you say anything, i dont share cars as sometimes i need my own car when hes using his car for work too.
    Plus he works 8-4 and i do 8-5


    This is one of the main things i wanted to do to the car when i got it too......but i got told i was spending too much on it, although i was told to spend on it as its in a bit of a need of a doing up.

    Hoping to get more than 280miles to a tank too after this!

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    that is lucky! glad u spotted it when u did!
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