Tensioner snapped twice in 2 weeks. 159 2008 diesel
Can some please assist.
I have a 159 2008 diesel 126,000 miles; which started to make a louder noise than usual from diesel engines.
When the mechanic removed the timing belt cover he found a silver washer like part; double the size of a 50p piece.
He advised me the tensioner was broken in half. So, we had a full timing belt kit replaced.
2 week later it started to make the same noise again. The mechanic said the Tensioner has cracked again so he replaced it free of charge.
He stated it doesn't seem like a dodgy tensioner.
The noise has gone now but he noticed both my driver side of the tyres were bold severely on the inside of the tyres; actually i cut my finger when checking it.
The mechanic advised me to have the tracking checked and carried out as it may be the cause of the problem, exerting pressure and strain to the cam area??
Can anyone please advise what they think the problem could be?