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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Belt woes Reply with quote

So I’ve just been recovered off the M3, in my unhappy Targa 4, with the accessory drive belt not being attached to the things it needs to be attached to. The belt looks in good nick, so I’m guessing something metal has broken somewhere I can’t see, as I do recall hearing a small clunk earlier about 5 mins earlier, when the steering got stiff. Are there any common bit that end to go, or is this a likely one off?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess would be either 3 upper idler pulley, 8 lower idler pulley or 7 tensioner pulley (most common) has failed.

No5 on this photo is the air con compressor not fitted.



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like its one of the idler or tensioner pulleys that may have snapped clean off...it happened to me a few weeks back.

If that's the case they will need to remove the stud that's left in the engine block. Space is tight but its possible to do, i.e. no engine drop required, just small hands and some nifty tools!

Demort has posted on this issue several times.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say a pulley's disintegrated or a pulley bolt's snapped. On my car the upper idler pulley blew itself apart a couple of months ago.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies guys, calling the garage now...
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Kurkykris, numbers 7 and 8 gone, all being fixed tomorrow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones i've been banging on about and trying to get everyone who has one to get it checked is the gen 2 997 .. a different system from the above and one that can potentially cost you an awful lot of money should it fail .. and they do .

If you have a Boxster or Cayman gen 2 ( dfi engine ) then don't worry .. these don't seem to fail .
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's cost £400 for the two pulleys (if that's the right term) and a new belt, including labour and VAT.

Just wish they'd hurry up and deliver it back, I want to go and get some lunch!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not bad at all, mine cost £293.78 for three new pulleys, bolts and washers and a new belt, all OEM parts, but that was with me doing the work.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The £400 included a £65 recovery charge for them to pick up from my place and deliver back.

Belt = £35.38 +VAT
Labour = 1.5 hrs @£65 ph
Tensioner roller = £67.22 +VAT
Deflection roller = £64.77 +VAT
Consumables = £5.00 (bolts & washers?)

Grand total £401.84

Oh, and they washed it too, saves me a job this weekend. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even better! Thumb
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