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Silly question, but does anyone know (or have done before) how to remove the lower cambelt cover WITH the crank pulley in place?

Recently did a cambelt change but my belt is making a slight noise and i'm having sleepless nights about the torque of my tensioner pulley as i didnt use a torque wrench but tightened it as much as i could.
If i could remove the lower cam cover with the crank pulley in situ, then i can torque it up to satisfaction and also possibly loosen the belt slightly.

So just want to know if it's possible or if anyone has done it.

Thanks :)
 

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Did you use a strengthened belt, as apparently they are sometimes noisier in operation. I would be surprised if it was the torque of the bolt causing the problem, could be too much tension on the belt though, as you say.
 

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yes i used a Dayco strengthened belt and I suspect its the tension that's causing the slight noise. But while i have the cover off I wanted to make sure of the torque also, as when I initially tightened it I used a spanner and done it up quite tightly.
 

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You cannot remove the lower cover with the pulley in situ.
Why would you need to remove the cover to torque up the crank pulley bolt?
 

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if you tightened it as much as you could with a spanner then your fine as that all i use
 

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Thanks mate. Hope it holds up well....drove the car to Bristol and back from London over the weekend and seems to fine so far lol :)
 

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Lol funny enough I was actually thinking about that and should have done it before I put the cover back on..doh!! ;)
 
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