Wasnt happy that I didnt know 100% the history of the current belt etc on my car - so popped to VX this morning and all the bits were in stock and I set too it replacing the full timing kit and water pump.
Reasonably simple job to be honest..
Few things you need to remember - like the various tools you will need from E sockets to T sockets etc.. Plus a bit of silicon sealant
Haynes will tell you all the torque settings - thats about all its good for really
Some Pics for you:
Timing Marks lined up - forgot to take one of the cam pully - but you will see that below on fitment of new belt:
Tensioner before I touched it:
Old bits out
New bits fitted and Timing marks confirmed:
You can see from the above that using a Genuine belt the belt has timing markers - so you cant lose the timing of the car.. make sure all your markings line up before you remove the old belt - fit the new one and line the yellow lines with the timing marks and you cant go wrong
All fitted with new belt, tensioner, pully and pump!.
IMPORTANT: When you remove the water pump.. you MUST clean up the old bolts with a wire brush etc. to get all the old sealant off.. then apply silicon sealant to the threads of the bolts. Work it into the thread with your fingers - not too much, but enough to 'seal' the thread.. this is important as the bolt holes are in the coolant stream..
use the correct Torque settings on all bolts...