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Old 10-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Going to replace tensioners and betls

so my car has 68k on it and is starting to make the squeal noise, so im going to replace the tensioners, idlers and belts. ive looked at a few places and see they have multiple parts, does any one make a kit with the belts and pullies (ecs had one for my girls 1.8t audi) if not wheres a good/cheap place to get them and what are all the parts i need. I have a 03 330cic 02/03 B.date. Also any thing else i should do/check while in there?
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so my car has 68k on it and is starting to make the squeal noise, so im going to replace the tensioners, idlers and belts. ive looked at a few places and see they have multiple parts, does any one make a kit with the belts and pullies (ecs had one for my girls 1.8t audi) if not wheres a good/cheap place to get them and what are all the parts i need. I have a 03 330cic 02/03 B.date. Also any thing else i should do/check while in there?
Glad to hear that you were taken care of on the VW side of things!!!


At your mileage you might want to consider doing a cooling system refresh. One thing you will want to watch out for is your OEM water pump (plastic water pumps FTL)...

We actually have created a kit with everything you need to do the job!

The E46 followed the pattern of weak cooling systems set by BMW in the late 80's. But it seems these models are excessively prone to overheating, causing huge repair bills. Due to a low coolant capacity once these engines enter the "Red Zone" on the gauge, thousands of dollars in damage is already happening.

Once these models have more than 60k miles they should be serviced, then every 60k miles there after. Water pumps begin to fail, thermostats housings crack, along with expansion tanks and begin to leak due to plastic construction.

We created this kit was put together for a complete cooling system service.

You can find the one for your specific application here:
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yeh she got a ton of stuff from you guys, you should make a belt/pully kit like the vag, but anyway do you know all the parts needed to replace the pulley system?
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yeh she got a ton of stuff from you guys, you should make a belt/pully kit like the vag, but anyway do you know all the parts needed to replace the pulley system?
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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how can i tell if i have a mech or hydro tensioners? is there a diy for replacing them?
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The best way to tell is visually. I am including some photos from our site that will help explain better then words could

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