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300TDi Squeeling belt 'Penny Trick'

Discussion in 'Technical Archive' started by battenberg, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. battenberg

    battenberg Well-Known Member

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    Squeeling belt??
    The Penny Trick:
    1. remove belt
    2. back of the single stud holding in the tensioner
    3. put a penny in the 9 o'clock position
    4. tighten back up, put belt back on.
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  2. LundRover

    LundRover New Member

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    Hi all. 1994 M Reg. 300 TDi.
    I changed my Timing Belt and Serpentine Belt yesterday. Squeeling started about 2 minutes into test drive. I will do the penny trick tonight when I get home 'cos I believe wot you say.
    But can anyone explain exactly what is squeeling (its like a budgie wanting feeding!) and how the penny trick actually stops the squeeling? Is it 'cos the new belt is tighter than the old one? Does this indicate a problem with the tensioner or its design ? (Just curious).

    Thanks Gals and Guys.
     
  3. battenberg

    battenberg Well-Known Member

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    the tensioner roller is acutually 'out of true' the penny brings it back in line Its a manufacturing fault on these engines. Replace the bearing £5 off ebay. instructions are in this forum.
     
  4. CharlesY

    CharlesY Well-Known Member

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    He would save no less than £4.99 doing it the way you said first.

    CharlesY
     
  5. mad mechanic

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    mine is on its 2nd bearing since nov..gonna try the penny trick me thinks..lol
     
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    Lets see if this trick works then........


    My belts squeling like the wife does in bed!
     
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    Disco Moneypit New Member

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    Is the bolt for the belt tensioner a left or right handed thread? Mines tight as ****.
     
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    Bloody hell! The penny trick works.


    Nice one Battenburg :D
     
  9. battenberg

    battenberg Well-Known Member

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    the stud bolt is a normal right hand thread, the bolt on the roller is left hand thread. crack the left hand thread while the tensioner is still on the engine when you come to change the bearing....
     
  10. gemsdad

    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED. Donater

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    she must have stubbed her toe then,hey DM.:D:D:D:p
     
  11. devilwoo

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    Brilliant! No more headturning screaming bloody banshee coming down the high st!
     
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    Damn! just came across this thread, and it worked a treat. many many thanks, that's resolved an annoying point I've have since buying the disco three months ago.
     
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    Just done the penny trick, That noise has been driving me mad for weeks. iIfitted a new belt and bearing, still it came back. Not anymore. Thanks.
     
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    All you guys should be paying £1 each to Battenberg!
    He'll be a rich man if all the 300tdi owners using this idea send him a pound!
    I'm on 25% commission.
    CharlesY
     
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    You're a legend!
    I seriously couldn't work out what the noise was... I'll try it out tomorrow, because it's one bastard of a noise it makes.

    Cheers
    Todd
     
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    My wife too........and it didnt work the penny trick on her:doh::D:D:D
     
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    Maybe try the £20 note trick :jaw:
     
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    2mins read this 5 mins plus 1p fae the wife and magic, the help from you guys is excellent, budgie now r.i.p.
    thanks chaps
     
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    Genius! I owe you a quid!
     
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    Works a threat and saving me a fortune on WD40 :)
     
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