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  1. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    I finally managed to fit the belt & pulleys at the weekend-all is working well again now. Many thanks for all your help & advice including part numbers etc. Rob.
  2. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    No, there are 8 Saint Palais in France. Near to Montlucon in the Allier.
  3. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    France but I visit the UK a few times a year
  4. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Expensive though!
  5. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Thanks- I don’t think there are many shops in France though. I’m looking at Facom.
  6. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Problem solved........ my 17mm socket isn't 17mm anymore!!! I borrowed my neighbours good quality socket which fitted like a glove. It's time for a new socket set(I'd better not say when I bought it)- can anybody recommend a good quality/value brand? Many thanks everyone.
  7. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Yes, but the socket was slightly too large for the new one too.
  8. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Yes, but the problem is I don’t have a Professional garages selection of tools to try! My trusty metric sockets don’t fit, Imperial as well & my Torx are too small. The tension on the spring of the tensioner is very high so it has to fit correctly.
  9. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Yes, it’s corroded but the largest I have is E20 but that is too small so I need to buy some larger ones but I’d just like to know what size I need specifically for this nut.
  10. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    It’s bigger than E20 which is of course the largest I have! No, my metric socket did not fit tightly enough. Hopefully someone will be along with the size although I'll have to buy more larger Torx.
  11. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Many thanks
  12. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Could anybody please tell me what size this is(the fixed nut on the bottom of the belt tensioner)? 16mm is too small & 17mm is slightly too big. Is this a TORX bolt(if so what size)or is there a special tool? On the YouTube videos it said a 17 or even 18mm socket depending on the video. Many thanks.
  13. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Yes, the idlers still turned but made a whirring noise when turned. Yes, really everything worked power steering, water pump(water temp was normal), air con. I'm sure we all know the sounds(or in the case of my Isetta & 2CV smells) of our respective cars but really nothing unusual until the...
  14. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Quick update, given the talent & workmanship on this forum that sadly I don't have everything takes me a long time to do. Torx set arrives in the post but there is no mention in the ad that it is for a 3/8ths socket & not 1/2" so I had to order some adapters(6) from TEMU. I had no idea they were...
  15. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Unfortunately when I got it off both the pulley & the tensioner itself was seized solid.
  16. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Good point.
  17. chesterpiglet

    Re: Serpentine belt fitting

    Many thanks for the link. I had already bought a Mercedes belt. Are Ridex OK for the tensioner & pulleys? I also found the diagram for the belt which was very useful.
  18. chesterpiglet

    Help needed with part number.

    I think I found it- A2712000570
  19. chesterpiglet

    Help needed with part number.

    Many thanks.
  20. chesterpiglet

    Help needed with part number.

    As per usual when I entered my VIN of WDB2112202B055872 it said it was not recognised. What am I doing wrong? I want to change the idlers & the tensioner too. I found the tensioner as A64 220 013 070 but cannot find the idlers. Where would they be? Many thanks. Rob.
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