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300TDi Squeeling belt 'Penny Trick'

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

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Approve or not??

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  1. The Mad Hat Man

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    It seems you can do it without moving the belt :D. Just slacken the stud, screwdriver to prise tensioner away from block, fit penny and tighten.
    Worst bit i found was getting the penny washer in position.
     
  2. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::p
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Aint yu ever heard the expression " As yu get older yu work wiser, not harder"? ;)
     
  4. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition

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    Aint you heard the saying "If a job's worth doing, It's worth doing properly"?:rolleyes::p
     
  5. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    yeah
    and it was
    and it did
    and i is reet chuffed :D
    ta :p
     
  6. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition

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    How did you get on with the egr valve?
     
  7. The Mad Hat Man

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    erm
    :(
    broke allen key in bolt :(
    but EGR mod already done - plate in end of pipe from EGR to top hose. :rolleyes:
    Still about 5mm of sticky ****e in all the hoses and intercooler and manifold tho - will need to strip at some time.

    removed vacuum pipe and lecky connector tho.
     
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    I thought you wuz using an allen key socket?:eek:

    I is just a genius. I was right then.;):p
     
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    allen key socket was too big to get past vacuum device :rolleyes:

    yes - yu is a genie arse ;).
     
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  11. Mike v.t.s

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    Im dam certain that back in 1996 when my dad got his 300tdi disco from lex landrover in Bury it wasnt long before they re-called it for a mod to the belt etcc etc, and of the top of my head im sure they did some thing with the door locks or handles before we even knew there was a problem... shaqme it had to go back 3 times for new transfer box as it kept jumping out of gear on motoway at speed. :D:D
     
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    did this earlier today and so far the squeek has gone. lets hope it lasts
     
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    I have owned my Discovery for about 2 months now and have heard this squeaking in the mornings when letting the car warm up a bit.


    Is it as simple as it sounds? slaken the tensioner and little sqeeze the penny in and tighten back up?


    Do you just loosen the nut labeled stud in the picture to loosen it enough to squeeze the penny in??

    Thanks

    New landy owner ;)
     
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    well... on a 300Tdi Disco at least, you just slacken the nut in the middle of the tensioner (the middle of the bit that attaches to the engine), lever the tensioner forward with a screwdriver by a few mm, hold the penny in place and tighten it back up!

    So yes - it is that simple ...and a 200Tdi is probably similar, although i've no idea to be honest.

    If you're going to do it "properly", you could remove the belt, but I (and many others) didn't bother.

    As for the nut labelled "stud" in the picture... which picture exactly?
     
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    200TDi doesnt have the tensioner - so doesnt squeel.
     
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    A video of this whole thing would be really cool :)
     
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    good point... i might redo mine at some point then, just to video it! ...unless someone beats me to it!! :D
     
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    Its a good tip, but I think using a penny might be a bit on the thick side.
    Personally, i use a old feeler gauge to find the thinnest shim/s thickness that cures the squeal, and then snap it off behind the tensioner :)
     
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    I am a mechanical numpty - but this really is **** simple. :) I managed it in about 10 minutes.

    Funny thing is the squeal was due to something else so putting the penny in actually induced belt squeal :D So obviously I took the bugger out again.



    A penny does seem to induce quite an angular movement - I like the idea of the feeler guages.
     
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