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whine after fitting new cam bel
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Hi
Fitted a new cam belt on my berlingo 1.9D and notice I now have a whine coming from the engine that increases with acceleration. Does this mean the belt is too tight and what could be the reprocussions if any?
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Brian
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#2
Yes, too tight. Most likely outcome is a leaky water pump.
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(09-06-2014, 08:49 AM)addo Wrote:  Yes, too tight. Most likely outcome is a leaky water pump.

I renewed the water pump and associated pulleys at the same time as the cam belt,Wondering, could it be the aux belt?
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What addo is saying is, if you continue to run with a belt that's too tight your shiny new water pump will start to leak, plus your risking snapping the belt.

A general rule of thumb is the belt should be able to be twisted 45 degrees no more no less.
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Is it definitely coming from the engine bay??

I had a permanent whine when I was driving. I located the problem and divorce has solved it!!! Smile
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(09-06-2014, 11:56 AM)tucker Wrote:  Is it definitely coming from the engine bay??

I had a permanent whine when I was driving. I located the problem and divorce has solved it!!! Smile

Nice one TuckerConfusedillyme:

(09-06-2014, 10:51 AM)homeruk Wrote:  What addo is saying is, if you continue to run with a belt that's too tight your shiny new water pump will start to leak, plus your risking snapping the belt.

A general rule of thumb is the belt should be able to be twisted 45 degrees no more no less.

Thanks, I understand what addo is saying, and also made sure there was about 45deg twist, just to be on the safe side I will release the tension a little.
Mucho gracias amigo.Confusedalut:
Brian
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(09-06-2014, 11:56 AM)tucker Wrote:  Is it definitely coming from the engine bay??

I had a permanent whine when I was driving. I located the problem and divorce has solved it!!! Smile

Yes i have the same problem i find a regular greasing work's but not for long Rolleyes
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If you contaminate a belt with coolant/antifreeze then it will screech like a knackered bearing. Spray a bit of water on the auxiliary belt and if the noise goes temporarily remove the belt and clean it.
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