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Set about replacing my timing belt today. Stripped it all down and undid the tensioner center bolt and thought that's a bit loose. If you look at the tensioner it's got a mounting hole at the bottom.



So I thought some numpty had left the bolt out. :eh
I spent half an hour finding and cutting down a bolt to fit, put the new belt on etc, but when I came to refit the engine mounting to the block the bottom bolt wouldn't go in. Turns out the engine mounting bolt goes through the lower pivot in the tensioner :rolleyes:

Are your tensioners like this. It's totally different to the Haynes book of lies.





All is fine now though :lmao:
 

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Thats how they are- funny one isn't it!
 

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Mine was a 92?
 

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mine has a bolt in , a few of my mates have had cav tds & the 94 - 95 models always seemed to have no bolt , why do they have to change things anyway.
 

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Thats manufacturers for you- mine had been apart before for a new head but think the engine was original. Put it in my brothers Corsa when the Cav was written off, went like a twat in that!
 

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So for the later Isuzus, you need to put the lower engine mounting bolt back or preferably a shorter bolt with washers to get a proper tension on the belt :rolleyes:

If you put the engine mounting back on to tension it you have to put the lower cover on first and then you can't see the belt as you turn it :grrr

Just seems a stupid design to me.
 

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Leave the bolt in while you tension it up then lock the tensioner bolt up tight before removing the bolt and refitting the mount
 

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bigdrifter said:
Leave the bolt in while you tension it up then lock the tensioner bolt up tight before removing the bolt and refitting the mount
I know now, but didn't before hand :Cool2:
 

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The timing belt tensioner arrangement was one of the things that was changed with the introduction of the extended service interval TD lump ( MY '95 IIRC )
 

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Seamus Always said:
The timing belt tensioner arrangement was one of the things that was changed with the introduction of the extended service interval TD lump ( MY '95 IIRC )
It had me shitting for a bit I can tell you :lmao:
 
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