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    If i change the timing belt myself what do i need to know to get the tension right? The Haymes manual says that you need a special tool.
    Is there no other way to go about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcc
    If i change the timing belt myself what do i need to know to get the tension right? The Haymes manual says that you need a special tool.
    Is there no other way to go about it?
    Hi,
    I required no special tools when I changed the belt on my car. From what I can remember the tensioner, once released, applies the correct tension. Although there are 2 types of tensioners, the other might be different.

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    The mention of the "Magic tensioning" tool is Haynes and Citroen's way of covering their @&$*$ if the belt snaps.
    Most places either don't have one, don't know what one is, had one & it got broken and was never fixed, don't know how to use one or in many cases, they can't be fitted to a lot of cars whilst the engine is mounted in the car.
    If what is referred to as good workshop practices are used, there's no more risk doing one without the gadget than there is with it.
    Shane has a segment on his site about fitting to a BX which should be the same engine as your Pug if it's an 8 valve.
    If it's a 16Valve let me know & I can send you the info you need.
    There is no comparison between the two as they both work on different principles.
    One thing; be sure to use a Dayco belt.

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/shane/bx/...t/cambelt.html


    Hope that is some help.


    Alan S
    If it ain't broke, use a 12" shifter.....that usually does the trick!!

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    thanks guys

    yep 8v so no dramas
    Last edited by amcc; 23rd July 2004 at 08:12 PM.

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