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Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:03 am

sleepy0905 wrote:I am going tomorrow to get this pulley for you Mr B
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:43 am

sorry Mr B but it has already gone. :cry:
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Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:14 pm

Oh well never mind, I'll have to make one from an old cam belt tensioner. Thanks for looking, you're a Gent. 8)
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:22 pm

No problem i was going for some bits anyway sorry i couldnt help.
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Post by Mr B » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:19 pm

Sorted! I've modified a timing belt tensioner, shortened, drilled fitted. Jobs a good'n :wink:
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Post by AlanS » Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:29 pm

I take it you had to drill the hole on the mounting plate to swap over and then re-weld the pin back in after the tensioner had been fitted?
Any chance of a bit of detail for future reference??

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Post by Mr B » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:55 am

I'll take a picture and post it later :wink:
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Post by Mr B » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:44 pm

Here's the promised pictures. The tensioner pulley is a modified XUD diesel timing belt tensioner.
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I've also fitted another pulley to increase the contact area on the 90a/h alternator. It's the bit in between the U shaped hose, it's from an XM and fits on the alternator mounting bolt.
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Post by AlanS » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:55 pm

That second pulley looks the goods as regards getting the belt area contact.
A word to the wise as regards the cars (16Vs anyway) with air/con that might help you guys over there who have it, is to back off the alternator adjustment and sit the belt into position. Adjust the tensioner up to near its maximum tension setting and then adjust the belt via the alternator adjustment. This pulls the belt about another 10 - 15 degrees around the compressor and crankshaft pulleys and helps prevent the horrible high pitched squeal that comes from them when the air/con is turned on when the car is red hot inside and on a hot day. Once they slip a couple of times, this slip tends then to become a common occurrence on start up regardless of how the belt is adjusted and eventually results in another new belt.


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Post by AlanS » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:17 am

For future reference, would these guys be a starter to be able to supply something like this?

http://62.110.184.188/dayco/en/products-tensioners.htm


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Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:50 pm

Had a peek at Vannys car yesterday and I could have used a lower tensioner
from a A/C Xantia as this bolts onto the 3 bolt holes on a alloy sump :roll:
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