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    s13 Cambelt Manchester area

    My two-tone s13 will be mot'd on Monday & back on road after 7 yrs - guess cambelt change is in order but want it done properly- any recommendations in Bolton/Manchester area?

    thanks

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    Get a cambelt kit and new waterpump while you're at ot and do it yourself! As long as you have some spanner skills you will be fine.

    There is a guide in the sticky threads section i believe!

    Hardest part is removing the crank pulley!

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    You will need a STRONG impact gun and 27mm socket for the crank pulley, it's an absolute bitch to get off. Just did my water pump.

    Apart from that, its a pretty straight forward job to do yourself, shouldn't take any more than 4 hours even if you haven't done it before

    Don't forget to put engine at TDC on cylinder 1 before you begin, otherwise itll be a headache. Don't be like me lol

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    Use a big breaker bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyshack View Post
    Use a big breaker bar.
    That didn't actually work for me, I used a breaker bar PLUS a metal bar on it as extension with the car in 5th and a friend pushing the brakes as hard as possible with the handbrake on to no avail.

    Only thing that let me get it off was a snap on impact

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    Buy a Gates cambelt kit. High quality, reasonable cost, includes tensioners and fitted to most cas by now.

    Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk

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    Thanks for all the advice- I'm not keen to tackle the job especially having read above comments!- can anyone recommend a garage local to me- within max 20 miles- thanks

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    PM AlanJuggler. He's Bolton/Manchester and I'd trust his advice.

    He'll probably offer to help you do it yourself though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1017 View Post
    That didn't actually work for me, I used a breaker bar PLUS a metal bar on it as extension with the car in 5th and a friend pushing the brakes as hard as possible with the handbrake on to no avail.
    Breaker bar on the big nut, brace the bar against the inner wing.
    Flick the starter motor.

    Job jobbed.

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    Try looking for GATES 5269XS.
    It suits ca18det and some AUDI engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Breaker bar on the big nut, brace the bar against the inner wing.
    Flick the starter motor.

    Job jobbed.
    Did that, been there.

    That also didn't work, I tried EVERYTHING!

    Snap On was the only way for me lol, thank god my mate had one

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    some of the south Manchester guys use driftgarage in burton-upon-trent although that may be a bit of a jaunt.

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    DCMS is up in Burnley mate, up the A666 and about 3 junctions down on the M65. 01282414413

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