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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world with its Air Express service. Allow an extra day for delivery (4 days for Australia and New Zealand), just in case.
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  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road. However, we are seeing some supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July 2020 were extended for six months. There have been no MOT extensions since then. After the first lock-down, the massive pent-up demand for MOTs overwhelmed supply so even if you don't need to use your car in this current lock-down, it is still strongly recommended to get one done should your vehicle be needed at short notice.







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Changing the balancer shaft belt on a TS or JTS engine

Replacing a balancer shaft belt

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Remove top engine cover

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Undo screws in cam belt cover

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Loosen right hand side front road wheel, jack the car up and make it safe. Remove under tray and right hand side inner wheel arch guard.

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Use correct size spanner to slacken off fan belt and then remove the belt.

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Remove auxiliary belt drive pulley.

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Remove auxiliary belt idler.

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Undo lower cam belt cover securing screws. Then pull the cover out.

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Undo the balancer shaft belt tensioner bolt, it is next to the oil filter housing.

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Locate the timing mark (arrowed in picture) on the lower pulley.

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Then locate the timing mark on one balancer shaft.....

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and then the other.

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Find the marks on the balancer shaft belt and note the direction of travel arrow. Now you need to line the marks on the belt up with the marks on the pulley. This belt only goes on in ONE position and ONE way round.

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Tension the belt using the special tool and fit a new tensioner, the tensioner in the picture shows the correct position of the marker (circled in yellow) between its stops (arrowed red) when the belt is correctly tensioned.

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