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Old 10-07-2008, 05:33 PM   #21
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Unfortunately no, I threw it away, had to rush to work. The chunks that were missing seemed that they were just detached from the rest of the belt, no sign of impact/chewing/ animals in engine bay. The only spot that the belt surface comes really close to itself or anything else is between the ESS idler pullies. I also noticed some belt material deposit on the upper idler pulley, which I cleaned too.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:52 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by paraklas View Post
All good today.. I changed the engine belt this morning and noise went straight away. It seems that the damaged belt caused the TS to sound like the video, mis-leading me to believe it had some kind of fault. Glad that it was only the belt.

For another time, +1 to ESS support here (Asbjorn) and over the phone (Hans). True customer service (Btw where are my stickers?)

To check the oil level, I removed the oil filler plug with an allen key, and then I used a dipstick. I lowered the dipstick just a tad each time and then checked if it got wet with oil.
Thank you for your answer.
Concerning the first point of this thread, i've the same issue (oil consumption) since i've set up the TS2. Before my car had no consumption but as we supress the oil separator i think it's normal to have now a consumption, the engine is still okay. Now i use Mobil 1 0W40 instead of Castrol 5W30 and it's better, the oil consumption has drop.
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