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    Default Another DTI flywheel pulley bites the dust

    Is someone keeping count of these? If so, here's another one to add.

    My 2.2 DTI flywheel pulley has dropped in half this morning. Luck really, as I'm just back from doing about 2000 miles through France in the car.

    I started the car, there was a thump and then the spanner and alternator lights came on. I guessed what it was just about straight away and a quick look under the bonnet confirmed.

    This is not something I can fix myself, so I've got to wait for everywhere to open on Monday to get some prices and when the work can be done. I have already heard that a new pulley and bolt are £150 on their own and that the pulley end of the engine has to be dropped slightly to get access.

    It would be great to get some thoughts from people who have had this happen to them - things to look out, anything I should check for, etc.

    Also, would the car be drive-able at all (i.e. to the garage)? I'm guessing not because of where the belt and the pulley may have ended up and any damage they may have caused to anything else when they parted company.
    Last edited by James24; 8th August 2009 at 15:59.

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    What happenes with them? Does the rubber bit detatch from the metal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    What happenes with them? Does the rubber bit detatch from the metal??
    Yes, the centre part and the outside part are made separately then fixed together somehow. The centre part is still attached to the end of the
    crankshaft but the outside part is now not attached to anything.

    I'm not sure how they fasten the centre part to the outside part but it obviously doesn't last forever. I knew this was an issue with these engines because I had already read of this problem happening to several people on the forums.

    I phoned a local independent Vauxhall garage this afternoon and the breakdown company came back out and towed my car to the garage an hour ago after bringing it home earlier today (deluxe cover has it's advantages - could have had a free hire care too if required ). The work should be completed tomorrow (yep - Sunday ) if there are no problems. The cost will be £160 for the new belt and pulley + £30 labour + VAT.

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    The bit inbetween the inned and outer is rubber. It's to damp and jerks going into the belt to stop the belt breaking. I think i may give mine a thorough check, cheers buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    The bit inbetween the inned and outer is rubber. It's to damp and jerks going into the belt to stop the belt breaking. I think i may give mine a thorough check, cheers buddy
    It's worth a look. I had a look at mine when I serviced the car in June and it looked OK. I'm not sure if they do show any visible signs of being about to go.

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    Just an update on this in case it comes in handy for anyone in future...

    After being towed home on Saturday, I called a local independant Vauxhall repairer who was not only open but had the parts in stock (he says he does about 1 of these a month) but would do the work on Sunday - and I could have a loan car.

    My breakdown company towed me to the garage on Saturday afternoon and he called me about 1 PM on Sunday to say it was done - new pulley and bolt - and luckily no damage to the belt or anything else.

    The cost was £250 of which about £170 is the parts. The rest is labour and VAT. He only charged about £50 for labour despite the fact that he had to take the car to a nearby 24 hour lorry maintenance company to use their lorry-sized tools to get the old bolt out when his own wouldn't budge it!

    So I'm well impressed to say the least. The garage I used is Vauxhall Repair Centre in Ilkeston - just the other side of the M1 to Nottingham.

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