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Warning about cambelt kits

When I changed the cambelt on my car I used a cambelt kit from carparts4less, the part they suggested fitted my car has a part number of 348778145. The box states it's for the 1.9JTD as my car is a 2.4JTD I emailed them to confirm it was the right one and I was told it was.

However as you can see from the two attached pictures the idler pulleys are completely different, as I needed my car for work I had to leave the original idler and fit the rest of the kit.

Hopefully these pics will let anyone else know that they have the right idler before they strip the car down. The new idler (which is wrong for the 2.4) is the black plastic one in pics.
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Not sure about this but was not this the really old idler made of black plastic which was the culprit in destroying the engine of my 155 when it disintegrated. Cambelt job had not long before been done by an authorised Alfa agent......! The new versions appear to be either metal or in the form of a white nylony type of material. Worth asking Alfa what is the position.......
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