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Steven

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...has it in for me. The timing belt just snapped as I was letting it tick over on the drive. The 769cc FIRE is non-interference so hopefully it will be ok, I just hope the head hasn't been skimmed in the past. :(
 

arc

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it should be fine, you can skim past the max skim markers and still be safe
 

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I am a little puzzled here Steve, why would the the head being skimmed or not, make any difference when renewing a cam belt?
Rgds.
 
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Pete, with the FIRE engines it's not unheard of for engines to be damaged if the head is skimmed and the belt breaks.
 
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The clearance can be measured in millimetres and if the head is skimmed excessively is can cause problems.
 

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sammiboo said:
Aw steve :( feel you mate. We have been out in the car and the aux belt seems to have snapped :( Bad day for Fiats

In the coupe?! Hope it didn't have a fight with the cam belt on the way off..
 

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In the coupe?! Hope it didn't have a fight with the cam belt on the way off..
Luckily no, otherwise it could have been very expensive... :eek:
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I'm guessing you don't want to be going to see Paul this early in the year.. How difficult a job is the aux belt? DIY or specialist?
 
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Hellcat said:
I'm guessing you don't want to be going to see Paul this early in the year.. How difficult a job is the aux belt? DIY or specialist?

Sorry to Hi-jack your thread steve :eek: Yes we prob will be going to paul on saturday... there are a couple of other things that need looking at too.
 
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Stu, it's was the green car's head gasket, not the timing belt. The 750 hasn't moved off the drive, as I'm working on it. I'll sling a new belt on and it'll be away again. This car looks like it was on the original 1989 belt, I haven't even had a chance to service it yet.
 

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Hope it's ok for you steve, if it makes you feel any better the sisley's still off the road till I find a new heating duct.
 

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Cheers Chris...I think I've got one lined up but still need to talk to the owner. I will let you know if it falls through.
 
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