New Dayco cambelt tensioner failure
2 months ago I had a new cam belt, water pump and tensioner fitted to my 159 and last week the tensioner failed.
Whilst on my way home from work the car was sounding very odd. Initially I thought that the turbo was failing as there was a very strange rattling noise being made when pulling from low revs.
The next day I got the car in to the garage and was told to turn the engine off immediately. The mechanic recognised the sound straight away as being a loose cam belt. Upon inspection the new tensioner was identified as the failed part and I was incredibly lucky that no engine damage was caused.
The cam belt tensioner was a brand new dayco part and I was wondering if anyone else has seen similar failures?