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I have been trying to search for exact answers for a few questions, and have answered a few, but couldn't find the answers to 3 (I am useless at searching, my girlfriend is great on google but she is asleep!)

I inspected my belt, and it didnt seem in bad condition at all (wear marks above the teeth in the gears, but the belt teeth looked good, and couldnt see any signs of wear / cracks / damage).
Also, the tensioner is a white one. From what I understand - this is the stronger upgraded one right? I have got FSH in the service book, but not too many reciepts, so haven't any proof of the belt being changed. However - if its got a white tensioner, does this mean it must have been changed? (Car registered April 2000, 2.0)

Does the MAF from a 1.8 car fit a 2.0 car? I would assume that it doesn't but am not sure.

And finally, I have ordered myself a set of cam locks, variator removal tool and a cambelt tensioner adjustment tool. Is there anything else that is needed? I have a pretty good toolbox already, and will be doing the work at a friend's go kart track, meaning there should be most of the popular (and some of the less popular) tools available. Need to buy a new torque wrench though, not impressed with my one that I currently have.


Cheers again guys!
 

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Cheers! Slowly but surely getting there.

Should be doing the job this saturday, so realistically need to order everything by lunchtime tomorrow. Have to admit that I am not looking forward to the variator job (never done this before on any engine), but should be alright
 

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if you get a chance would you mind taking some pics as you go and posting them up? I'd like to see this as I'd consider doing it myself in future..
 

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Yes, it should be third by now. To be honest I don't know whether it has even had 1 change (though as it has the white tensioner, guessing it has).


I will be taking pictures, as I would like to start a wiki page or something.

I think the best page I have ever used was for a smart car. The navigation is not great (though alright once you get used to it), but the amount of information is amazing. Something like EVILUTION - Here to stay and never for sale

Kane (who runs it) does a great job, but at the moment is not getting the amount of donations that he needs to keep the site running.


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Ventzi
 

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Cheers! Slowly but surely getting there.

Should be doing the job this saturday, so realistically need to order everything by lunchtime tomorrow. Have to admit that I am not looking forward to the variator job (never done this before on any engine), but should be alright
The belt change is pretty easy, at least a lot easier than I was lead to believe.

One must-have item is a tool for holding the exhaust cam sprocket still while undoing/tightening it. You don't have to slacken it though, so probably best not to.

Don't try to undo the variator with it in the engine - you'll more than likely rip the bolts out of the head. I found that the old cambelt made a nice set of vice-guards.

Also worth sourcing are 4 M7x50mm bolts, as the bolts that hold the cam bearing caps down are only just long enough to screw into the head through the cam locks. You really don't want the threads stripping!

Here's the thread of my variator/belt change:

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gtv-and-916-spider/121747-tdc-not-lining-up-properly.html

Good luck with it. Hope it goes well. :thumbs:

Cheers,

Iain
 

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Cheers!
I ordered a set of bolts for the cam locks (0nly £1), so that should be alright.

I didnt order a tool for the exhaust cam sprocket, but I'm sure I will work something out!

I now have my location for rebuild ready, ordered set of tools, ordered a set of spark plugs, variator, variator oil seal, and first thing tomorrow will be ordering a water pump, cam belt kit, oil and air filter.

I have only heard the diesel sound once since buying the car - funnily enough, showing the car to a friend (who is an italian car lover / specialist), and telling him i am doing the belt change + variator, though not really necessary as it doesnt have diesel noise, but might as well do it. Then start engine, and voila, about 3 or 4 seconds of diesel engine!
 
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