The poly belt in my wife's W202 needs replacing and the local non-Merc garage quoted me over £200 for OE parts (belt and tensioner). That looks a bit steep to me, given the belt alone could be changed in 10 minutes.
Does anybody know how much I should expect to pay using non-OE parts? I...
Has anybody changed their polybelt on the V6 diesel?
Is it a normal DIY job or are special tools needed?
Has anyone seen a 'how to' on the net please?
Took the estate in for the safety recall yesterday and they advised that it was starting to crack, so I will try and have a go...
The instructions for removing/replacing the polybelt suggests holding off the tensioner with a 5mm pin or drill but I cannot see a hole. Access to get a good look is not easy. I would be grateful for a clue where to look!
I hear this rattling sound and it looks like its from the polybelt area. Is the tensioner going or is there something else i need to worry about?
It is more pronounced at idle and I don't seem to hear it when reving up the engine.
noisey polybelt area - a set on Flickr