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Author Subject: Knocking from cambelt cover when warm….
Robbo1830

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Post #1
So, started up this morning after a long while sitting, all good until warmed up when a knock could be heard, seems to be in the cambelt area, not from the block.
Doesn’t get louder with revs…

Any ideas?
The cambelt is due to be changed, does anyone know of someone capable near Bishops Stortford area to do this?
I went to Norfolk previously for a change by one of the members on here.
Posted 6th Nov 2021 at 10:35
Ben_W

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Post #2
My Xsara VTS did something very similar after being stood for a while whilst I located a radiator for it. Belt had gone slack.

Easy enough to take the cover off and check the tension. Wouldn't drive it until you have checked, and if it's loose, don't drive it at all.

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Posted 7th Nov 2021 at 06:42
Carl GTI

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Post #3
If its not too far for you, I can highly recommend a place in Dartford that has been doing my Xsara cambelt changes and servicing for over 15 years.
Posted 7th Nov 2021 at 09:45
rudolf

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Anyone good in the North-West who can do them properly?

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Posted 7th Nov 2021 at 10:37
Robbo1830

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Post #5
Well, I’ve just been quoted £690 to change belt and pulleys….
I had already driven her as this only became audible when warmed up fully…..

I’ll take a look at the weekend re the belt slack before starting up again.👍
Posted 12th Nov 2021 at 16:02
Robbo1830

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Post #6
So I can get the parts for £130?

Seems like a lot of labour cost!!!!
Posted 12th Nov 2021 at 16:11
Robbo1830

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Post #7
So I can get the parts for £130?

Seems like a lot of labour cost!!!!
Posted 12th Nov 2021 at 18:43
welshpug!

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Post #8
depends on their hourly labour rates, you're not far from london and labour rates around there can be pretty mental.

its also a 6 hour or so job on autodata from memory.

I know a lad at Thurston engineering in Ongar that knows these engines, probably half an hour from you, Baz may know someone or take it on himself.

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Posted 13th Nov 2021 at 11:10
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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I used to do these for £150 labour, they are overcharging at that price!

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Posted 4th Jan 2022 at 20:18
jord294

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Post #10
rudolf wrote:
Anyone good in the North-West who can do them properly?


North Wales i am. Did you sort it?

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Posted 5th Jan 2022 at 09:00
RallyeRed

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Post #11
Take great care at this point mate. Had a pretty new cam belt go on me a few years back where unbeknown to me, the outer cam belt cover was poorly fitted and shredded my belt. Only on tickover, but had no idea until it happened. Would whip the outer cover off and have a good look before running the engine any more.
Posted 5th Jan 2022 at 09:02

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