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P38 2.5 AC tentioning

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  1. Blobthebuilder

    Blobthebuilder Active Member

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    OK I've noticed bracket has 2 mounting holes whichever hole its in whether clockwise or anti clockwise its either touching crank pulley or AC pulley
     
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    Can’t even fit my phone in there properly to take pic for you
    This is lying underneath with your legs hanging out front of vehicle

    1EAEEB1F-D29F-452A-82BE-390484F4AF26.jpeg You can see the belt is above the tensioner not around it
     
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    That's how I have it but I don't think tensioner is ment to touch pulleys
     
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    It’s not touching on mine don’t think it will adjust that far but you can see the position of lock nut. I’ve always snugged it up by hand no exact torque
     
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    I've tried both holes on bracket with tensioner in top hole was very hard to get belt on, in bottom hole it was a doddle but whichever hole when tensioner is turned in either direction it touches 1 or the other there is a bit of play in AC pulley but wouldn't have thought it would make it touch pulleys
     
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    IMG_20200921_153225.jpg à shorter belt would pull it away from the others. Are you 100% of the belt size..
     
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    I marked a start on belt and measured it back to mark and it was 841mm
     
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    It can only be too long.. Or the pulley is wrong??
    So what has changed and was it fine before the last intervention?
     
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    I had trouble with mine if I remember right I put a 4pk830 belt on, I will have a look when I get home packet should still be in the boot.
     
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    Can you show us exactly what belt you had with link/make & part number?
     
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    Its sorted now thanks peeps, the pictures helped, I had pushed tensioner up by hand and thought it was touching AC pulley but I tried again, refitted pushed it up and put in Allen key and noticed it had a bit of spring so I gave it a little push tightened up bolt and noticed the 2pulkeys were not actually touching but about 1-2mm apart so tried AC and it works fine with not a sound, I cycled it on and off about 12-15 times and it works perfectly with no noise at all
     
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    I wont bother looking in the boot then:p
    An easy fix:) just wish access was better.
     
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    Yeah I was lying on back looking up and I thought it was tight to AC pulley then took a closer look and thought maybe the gap wasnt big because pictures posted looked very close aswell
     
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    I remember trying to find what size Allen key fitted was nightmare, not difficult as such just bloody frustrating :D
     
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    I'm happy its working, its been a slog lol
     
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    Next job brake accumulator lol
     
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    :eek::oops:

    See you in the next thread ;):D
     
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    Lol I'm sure its accumulator should be easy fix lol
     
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    Hope you like bleeding
    Figuratively and on the knuckles :D
     
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    I read it was depressurize remove sphere and fit new 1 job done lol
     
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