Thanks for all the pointers everyone, belts all changed and all seems good, but before I fire it up, how is the tension on the manual belt tensioner set? The spring I have with it doesn’t seem to move the backing plate much and it’s leaving the belt loose in my view, any ideas?
I ended up doing the first bit and it felt a bit tighter, and when it fired up the lower section of belt below the water pump was moving around quite a bit, I realise the longer length from the exhaust cam to the crank pulley is in tension, but I couldn’t see that with the bottom cover on. I’ll leave it for now it’s still worn till June 1st, so I’ll give it a gentle run and then have another look and if needs be put a bit more tension on it. Thanks Ian.
SV VVC 170 - 170.4 bhp @ 7100 rpm - 142.4 ft.lb. @ 4900 rpm