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    Z18XE Auxillary Drive belt replacement

    Hi,

    The Haynes book of lies tells me that I should check and replace if necessary the above every 12 months.

    I'm changing the oil, spark plugs and fuel filter next week and will check it as part of the service.

    However, said Jokebook says that I need to remove the right-hand wheel and arch liner to gain access to the belt tensioner.

    Is this a difficult procedure? How is it held on and can the fixings be re-used on the liner? I think replacing the belt looks straightforward enough, but can anyone advise if I should look out for anything/special procedures whilst doing the job?

    Thanks in advance

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    No you don't need to do that, you can get at it from above, just take the air cleaner off to make some space then you can get a spanner on the tensioner if you need to replace it, watch your knuckles.

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    Oh and disconect the battery first to be safe.

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    Cheers mate, thought it sounded a bit unnecessary.

    Apart from the obvious crazing to the belt, is there anything else I should look for when checking the belt?
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    id remove the tensioner itself - give it a clean, a good spraying of wd40 then refit it again making sure its tight.

    these tend to give up and have a bit of play so may as well see to it before it plays up!

    only hend on with one bolt iirc

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    No need to remove the wheel but there is a plastic cover under the horn that can be removed and this gives you more space to move around the tensioner and is held on by 4 torx screws and 2 body fastenings

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