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Thanks reply. Ill try that to determine the correct tdc tool. Will be tomorrow now as its dark n cold here :-) would there be anything else that could possibly cause the idle issues? I checked the fault codes with a reader but nothing was stored. I did remove the throttle housing to access the cam caps but nothing seemed out of place on refitting. Alsovthe battery was off days.
rob, i did the tdc test with a welding rod, and the 70mm tdc pin is the one, it is spot on. still wont run correctly sooo i removed the cam caps and checked the top end. the tool i have the cams is to thin...upon rechecking the cams are at least on tooth out each in opposite directions.. again its now dark and cold so will be the weekend when i sort it out. they are / \ rather than - - not \ \ or / /
Thanks help, all is timed up and running lovely now, just one thing tho. The reason the timing belt change was because the wife noticed a whirring type noise that increased with engine speed. Looking through the saervice history it seemed the belt hadnt been changed in the past and at 63k miles, it was over due. On reassembly i started the car with the aux belt disconnected and was pretty silent. Aux belt back on and the whirring sound is back.. What do you think is the likely cause? belt is over the crank pully, tensioner, aircon and alternator. There doesnt seem to be a PAS pump on this car which i would normally suspect. Thanks