Going back to another issue while on the subject of pulleys.
I had a new crankshaft pulley made last summer and I need to have it modified a little as it's rubbing on the timing belt a little when it gets very hot as it expands.
haven't noticed it much lately but after wifey got back today from driving it, a squeaking noise came back. I was told by the workshop it would break in and stop squeaking!!
I put a little teflon grease on the inside of the pulley and the sqeak disappeared.
Now I believe a small amount of the metal on the inside of the pulley needs to be shaved off on a lathe.
Is it meant to be totally flat against the crankshaft or slightly curved away from the timing belt?
What does the original look like from the inside?
I've kept a careful eye on the edge of the belt and haven't noticed any damage yet. Maybe some heat damage occurred whihc is related to the looseness. Not sure.
I have a photo of the old one they removed as it was the wrong size. This did not sqeak.
Maybe If I have just a mm shaved off the inside to keep it off the timing belt the issue should go away.
Also I will buy a new set of timing belts.
Found a supplier that sells CONTINENTAL - CONTITEC.
I friend here bought belts and new tensioners from here.
He has a 16v 1993 33. Did they use the same tensioners in the 33 models 88-95?
Last edited by brit01; 12-05-11 at 00:34.