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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:18 pm

Soory - been lazy, just checked on gsf and is available as kit or complete valve...kit worth a try you reckon?
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:55 pm

You could try a kit but I think I'd just wham another pinion in. Er, there are special tools to do the job but with a bit of common sense and even less know-how you can do it without.

So what was the result of testing??

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:55 pm

I've not been down after all mate...have come down with man flu and my breasts have swollen :cry: I did phone Charlie tho' and time seems to be short for him so it may be garage time :(
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:25 pm

Bummer, get well soon matey!

OOhh, swollen breasts!! Time for milk! :lol: :lol:

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:30 pm

I think the just need a nice rub...any offers??? :shock: ----^
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:48 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Er, I have rough hands but if your into BDSM then I'm sure something could be arranged! :lol:

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:59 pm

:-k :-k Might be sore in the morning but what the hey...gowaan then :lol: :lol: 8)
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:05 pm

:o :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) :shock:

I did warn you!!! :twisted:

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Post by tim leech » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:20 pm

:shock:

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Post by tom » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:21 pm

If you have 1cm of play in the belt as you say you do, you ought not to have. Unless it is properly tightened, the system doesn't have a chance.
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Post by mnde » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:19 am

... and it's a right bugger to do on mine - I'm guessing BX19 is same layout...

Undoing the bloody pivot and adjusting bolts from above with a heavy ratchet spanner using my left hand (I'm right-handed), then attempting to do up the adjusting bolt with the left while bearing down with all my strength with the right onto the sticking out bit of the jockey pulley with the assistance of a rubber mallet...

I find I can wedge the head of the mallet under the edge of the front panel to take some of the strain. But not a job I want to do very often :twisted:

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Post by jeremy » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:13 am

Don't you get nice screw tensioners on petrol ones?

On the TD you get a screw that fits onto a special top alternator bolt (in the slider) that runs forward to a right angle bend at the end of the slider. The adjuster is simply a long threaded bar running forward and to tension you simply slacken the alternator adjusting bolts and tighten the adjuster nut and tighten the alternator bolts again.

Mine was missing - so I made one - a long roofing bolt (6mm screw - about 4 inches long with a wide plat screw head - galvanised) and a short length of heavy flat steel bent into a right angle with 2 holes - one for the top alternator bolt and one for the roofing bolt. Fit the bolt with its head adjacent to the alternator bolt holt, fit a nut and tighten it to hold the bolt in position, thread the bolt through the hole in the front of the bracket then fit it under the top alternator bolt, then fit a nut and washer to the end of the bolt sticking out the front of the bracket - and tighten to tension the belt.

I tapped the hole in the bracket for the roofing bolt as well as using the lock nut but think this is unnecessary.

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Post by charlie » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:11 pm

just got back in from work and cant play with the car, too dark on street, till friday .:?

its like one of the whodunnit things but as puzzled as i am, and i do wish i had more time to delve myself but...

no mot on car for two weeks now and ive only got the one day off..:oops:

sooo will be booking car in garage :roll:

and while im at it will find bandit a nice fluffy welsh rescue sheep (hard liquor and soft baaas), to soothe his snot away

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Post by ellevie » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:49 pm

I found this Japanese site very helpful http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~ynar/bxorg_a ... /m27e.html
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A 17mm combination spanner makes a tight fit when tapped on to the lug shown circled in blue and can then be used as a lever to apply the needed tension. I thread a rope through the ring of the spanner and pass it out through the front of the car and tie it to a roof batten to apply some serious leverage.

PS: As I come to think of it, the roof batten is a bit of an overkill; it was something I used before I read about the lug & spanner method. I can get sufficient leverage with the spanner and I just tie the rope to the front of the car to hold the tension until I have tightened the tensioner bolts.
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Post by DLM » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:15 pm

This site was/is one of the best-illustrated you'll find anywhere -to get to the root english-language section go to http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~ynar/bxorg_a ... dex-e.html
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