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    Angry Well to tell a long story erm well long

    As the area is a bit dead i thought ide have a little grumble about the blue beasts problem,

    So it all started nearly three weeks ago, had a little trip to berwick and drove back along the coastal route , was the only sunny day during my two weeks off.

    All going nicely and was just finishing my massive ice cream from morwick ice cream parlour , popped the keys in the ignition turned battery on threw some stuff in the boot then went to the drivers window to turn her on and in doing so heard the biggest bang of my life.

    Being an relatively inexperianced driver i didnt have a clue and drove about 50 metres , noticed the temp was rising quik and as i pulled over EML and battery light came on. I rang the AA who outsourced to a local company , whilst waiting i posted a thread which was promptly and correctly diagnosed as the crank pulley by Duncan (all to popular on the 2.2dti aparently).

    So morning comes and the cars put in crank pulley belt tensioner replaced , i drive up the road and notice on idling and very low revs i.e (going up a curb) theres an awfull vibration , and its been to three mechanics and no one can find the problem , now when this vibration is erm vibrating the belt seems to wobble , so our next idea to put a genuine vx tensioner on , so its going on friday for that

    FUN TIMES !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    damn cars......... who'd have them
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    Do these have some type of balancers on the engine?
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    Nightmare mate. I hope it gets sorted friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Do these have some type of balancers on the engine?
    Im not sure mate , aparantly VX did have some trouble with tensioners on these crank pulleys and changed them , so im gonna go with that and if it doesnt work then im just gonna ave to run it unfortunatly , had it so many places and all they do is guess , and each guess gets more expensive , its like playing price is right

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    u tried that place down vroom will get name if u haven't think they do Vauxrepairs me mate works at vaux in hexham can ask if he has any ideas or if he can fixit

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    ive got the part ordered and a garage we use all the time is sorting , and then if that dont fix it , its just gonna get ran how it is

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    Well genuine VX tensioner fitted and the problems still there , so now im just gonna ave to live with it rumbling when idling , not happy but nothing else i can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Do these have some type of balancers on the engine?
    The 2.2 DTi has a balancer unit underneath the crankshaft. It's driven from the crankshaft via a chain.

    The 2.0 DTi does not have a balancer unit.

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    do you think a crank pulley could have caused damage to this?

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