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    Arrow Timing Belt Tensioners?

    Hi all,


    Right, my cousins Astra is making a rattling sound from the engine bay. We went to our local mechanic and he said it sounds like the timing belt tensioners.

    My cuz changed the timing belt, water pump and the aux belt only ~12months ago! He didn't get the tensioners with his ContiTech belt (think he was doing it on the cheap).

    Aaanyways, i was wondering if it's possible/advisable to replace JUST the bits he missed out (tensioner pulley/idler), rather than telling him he's going to have to fork out for ANOTHER timing belt job!


    Any help will be much appreciated

    Cheers

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    what ever way you look at it...it will be another timing belt job.

    i would never re use a timing belt for the sake of pennies renew it all except the water pump

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    is it on the z20let cos mine is doing the same , been told to get full timing belt kit as this comes with bit that i will need (so i have been told)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSI TURBO LEEDS View Post
    is it on the z20let cos mine is doing the same , been told to get full timing belt kit as this comes with bit that i will need (so i have been told)
    It's only a 1.4 mate. The noise is so annoying. Makes his car sound really rough. Not a good look! He told me he could buy them tensioners for like 30-40quid from Euro. Would it not be possible to leave the belt as is, and take off the bits that need replacing? I feel for him (no homo), as it's probs not even been a year yet since he's done it

    d0m - Yeah, i know that is THE way... but, we're talking a 200quid difference here, and i'm sure he would more like to use that money on more mods


    Thanks for your input guys.
    Anyone else?

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    it is another timing belt job, it is unwise to re-tension a used belt on a new roller set. waterpump will be ok though.

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    Thought I'd update this as he got it sorted, and it might help others out later.

    Turns out, he DID get the full timing belt pack (with tensioners), and everything was right in that area. The fault was actually the WATER PUMP! He had it stripped down and replaced the water pump, and now all is well

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    Its false economy to miss out any replacement under the timing cover,
    and in my opinion use the gm kit, and waterpump (not included in the kit)

    As far as the z20let Timing belt kit There isn't one, but either buy individual parts,
    or purchace the z20leh timing kit, which is the same updated pully kit.

    bri

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