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    Love this guys videos taxi mechanic from uk works mainly on mondeos with psa diesels.

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    I'd be happy to have him work on any car of mine.
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    Lucky he has a day job - coz he'd no actor!

    Well put together story and it was interesting to see the triple logos on the timing belt and that the car started second try.
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    Not to forget his attitude.

    ie Having an interest in why the rockers failed in the first place.

    Most would have gone straight into fixing the engine, getting paid and clearing the workshop for another car repair to rock up.

    I consider having an inquiring mind is asset in any technician and absent in most.
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    100% robmac Iíve found over the years itís the one thing you canít teach oh and common sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    100% robmac I’ve found over the years it’s the one thing you can’t teach oh and common sense.


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    The old adage employ on attitude and train for skills.

    The best techi I had was a Sri Lankan gent, in his mid 30s, a bit slow on the job, but never missed a step with fault diagnosis and consequently never left a fault un-repaired.

    He worked for us for 12 years, then left to start up his own business.
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    The rocker fail-safe is well known. But what caused the belt to go early?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The rocker fail-safe is well known. But what caused the belt to go early?
    I reckon his theory on a sudden decrease in engine speed such as moving from a high gear to low gear while travelling fast is the best.

    Remember in the UK it is more than likely the car is a manual not auto, so highly likely the cab is a manual.
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    I am glad I have a timing chain and not a belt to worry about on my 504 cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian c b View Post
    I am glad I have a timing chain and not a belt to worry about on my 504 cab.
    Belts last longer than some chains these days


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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    I reckon his theory on a sudden decrease in engine speed such as moving from a high gear to low gear while travelling fast is the best.

    Remember in the UK it is more than likely the car is a manual not auto, so highly likely the cab is a manual.

    If you mean a sudden downshift, the engine RPM will increase abruptly, not decrease.
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    I reckon his theory on a sudden decrease in engine speed as a result of moving from a high gear to low gear while travelling....
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    OK, whatever.

    I blame my chemo brain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    OK, whatever.

    I blame my chemo brain!
    At least I understood what you intended to say. And after all that is all that is needed to communicate. The post was actually directed to Schiltzy
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    My brother had the same thing happen with his Mondeo. The mechanic did a full rebuild, and after seeing this he wonders if they needed to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The rocker fail-safe is well known. But what caused the belt to go early?
    I'd think whatever caused the rockers to break also stripped teeth off the belt.

    And at this time I'm inclined to agree with the mechanic's diagnosis of "driver error", ie over revving the engine by selecting a low gear, with the vehicle travelling at speed.
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    The 'classic' over rev is one in a SAAB two stroke Rally car. Stig Blomquist down changed from fourth, aiming for third, hit a bump and got first! About 20,000 RPM is a guess-ta-mate .....broke the tacho and it's cable drive.
    Got to love a Two stroke in this situation, no valves to mash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leithant View Post
    My brother had the same thing happen with his Mondeo. The mechanic did a full rebuild, and after seeing this he wonders if they needed to!

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    And could your brother shed any light on what may have caused his engine problem?

    Or even if it was a manual or auto?

    It would be interesting if there was a particular scenario in which this may occur.

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    Fuel pump timing !
    I forgot about that whoops


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