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Punto 55 cambelt cover - Question

Hi everyone,
So today i removed the old plastic cambelt cover, because it was totally destroyed and rotted. I found it a bit of a pain to remove from the top without removing the crank pulley but ok, i got it removed.

Now, i was missing the bottom bolt for the cover, but the 3 ones that bolt to the head were present.

Upon fitting the new cover, the bottom portion of the cover produces a horrible rattle sound. I assume that is because i don't have the bolt fitted there. So ok.

But i also noticed that the new cover is a bit "misaligned". The bottom hole for the bolt doesn't really line up. I started the car, and didn't notice anything rubbing or scratching the cover.

My question is, why is the cover misaligned now? Did i f*** something up during refitting?
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Re: Punto 55 cambelt cover - Question

Hi mate. For sure you did not misaligned it. The thing is that if the cover is not a genuine one..they are pretty much rubbish but fiding a genuine and new one is hard but not impossible. The genuine one fits like a glove and lasts. The others...you have to play a bit with them and they get damaged very fast.
And that small L shape cover that goes close to the manigfold you cannot buy that and it does not come with the cover.
I am talking by experience.
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Hello mate, yea the cover is not a genuine replacement, i assumed that, since it's been a while, and the car is driven daily and nothing happened, it must be the replacement cover itself. It also did not come with the plastic piece near the manifold, but luckily I was able to reuse the old piece.

The rattle also disappeared by itself. I presume because of the heat, the cover got "shaped" a bit and it stopped by itself.

Thanks for your help, much appreciated
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