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    Default That horrible moment.....

    Having had water pump failure earlier in the week and only just averted disaster by breaking the timing belt, I spent today replacing belts, pumps and so on only to be faced with that horrible moment when all was back together and I had a bolt left! Half an hour of panicking and trying to figure out where the hell it came from I realised.....oh I replaced the bolt in the pulley....
    So all was good, then I had horrible moment no.2 when I realised.... I'm finished! Going to have to start the thing now! What if I did it wrong? What if pistons meet valves???
    Then I pulled myself together again, strapped on a pair and all is good! Welcome back veccy!!!

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    Good to hear it went well. Personally I would always pay someone just in case lol.

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    Ah, but the deeply smug moment is always twice as long.

    I've done four belts on three different cars now, and there is always that slight worry

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    Glad you got it sorted before it went bang. What was the belt like?

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    I did the same, still got a bolt left but its short and not off the pulley... still running tho lol

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    Always a relief when it goes to plan mate

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    A few pics of how bad it almost was....Sorry about the quality!

    Pic of the frayed belt...
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    Check out the pulley...
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    Belt hooked off the pulley using only 1 finger...
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    Pic of the pulley...
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    And finally the water pump.
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    Check out how off square the impellar is on the pump. A very lucky escape me thinks!

    Note also the winter tyres ready to go on the Volvo!

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    Very lucky indeed!!!!

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    What kind of mileage was on that lot? Keep seeing threads about pumps and belts and feeling the erge to do mine at 45k..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neve'o View Post
    What kind of mileage was on that lot? Keep seeing threads about pumps and belts and feeling the erge to do mine at 45k..
    Mileage on the car is 89k. Service history says belt and pump were changed at 70k. Doesn't look like it to me!

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