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Old 31-03-2014   #16
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hey at least its not a GP
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It's nice to know that I can't completely balls it up. Gives you the confidence to give it a go.
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It's nice to know that I can't completely balls it up. Gives you the confidence to give it a go.
The non interference thing is great!
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Another vote that this is a pretty easy job to do. I'd add to the notes in the link above by suggesting you take the spark plugs out as well, makes turning the engine over really easy.

Haynes has it covered but as mentioned, just make sure of the timing alignment before the belt goes back on, there are two turns of the cam for every turn of the crank. You need to find yourself a reference (eg No 1 piston at top dead centre on compression stroke and about to fire ignition) else you might set it 180 degrees out and it won't start. If that does happen, it is easy enough to slip the belt off, rotate the cam 180 degrees and pop it back on.

From a mechanics point of view, always rotate the engine in the direction it normally turns (turn the starter over once to check if you are not sure).
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UPDATE:

Finally got the thing stripped down and found the water pump is also FUBAR. So now waiting on a new pump
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Po is now fully functioning although the list of things to do before the MOT is growing. The latest is that the engine mounts look shot.
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Was really dreading having to muck around with the timing belt, going to check it tomorrow and if needs be I'll have a stab at it. Cheers!
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