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Makarus
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19th Aug 03 at 12:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Today just hasn't been my day, amoungst everything else that went wrong my fan belt snapped.

I went and got a new fan belt and got it fitted at a garage near me, well the problem is that now when I rev my engine or drive at medium to high revs I get a whistling from my engine. I aint bothered about the noise, I like it actually, the worry is that I think something may be wrong.

The only thing changed in the engine was the fanbelt, no whistle before and now there is. Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Sean.
miles
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19th Aug 03 at 12:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is the noise coming from the fan belt? Open the bonnet stick your head under and rev it too see where the noise is coming from.
MikeH
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19th Aug 03 at 13:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Possibly the fanbelt needs adjusting
dousey
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19th Aug 03 at 13:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You never know, the garage might have stuck a turbo on?
Mistamist
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19th Aug 03 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the noise is probably coming from the fan belt, its too loose, adjust it cos its slipping. i used to have the same problem in my iveco turbo daily and i used to wake up my whole street when i went to work at 5 in the morning
Makarus
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19th Aug 03 at 14:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Its not a screeching from the fan belt. Its a proper whistle.

Hard to explain really. The bloke said it was tight enough, the reason the old one snapped was because it was too tight so he checked it and said it was as tigbht as it should be, he also said if there are any problems he will fix them if its down to the fan belt so he is pretty sure the fan belt aint at fault.
Mistamist
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19th Aug 03 at 14:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

squeeky berings on the timing belt tentioners? just a guess
miles
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19th Aug 03 at 14:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If it was too tight then it could be a shafted bearing on the alternator....

Looseness causes squeals, tightness cause a whine.
Makarus
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19th Aug 03 at 17:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well it did it before when I fitted a new fan belt, and then it stopped after about 1 week, and now the new fanbelt is on it started again. Same model of fanbelt from the same company, its a Goodyear belt.
Kris TD
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19th Aug 03 at 17:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

possibly cos its too tight, it will loosen off after a few miles anyway.
r8cr
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19th Aug 03 at 20:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If your car is fuel injected, it could just be your injectors???
jjcymru
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19th Aug 03 at 22:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

injectors tick and dont whine
Makarus
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20th Aug 03 at 12:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So do you think I should slacken off the belt??

I aint too sure about it because the guy at the garage was certain it was on at the right level of tightness.
Greasemonkey
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20th Aug 03 at 12:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if your corsa aint got an automatic tensioner on the belt they are a sod to tighten so be warned dont slacken it or it will be looser than a prostitutes fadge
Makarus
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20th Aug 03 at 12:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It has the bolt on the back that holds to the alternator, loosening and tightening the bolts shifts the alternator forwards and backwards. So making the belt tight and loose.
leeshez
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20th Aug 03 at 12:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine whistle it is the altanator (spellin) people know when im coming up the street i have put oil on it bit it does do anything it is a comon fault on vaxuhalls
Makarus
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20th Aug 03 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ah right, I dont mind the whistleing too much, you can hear it but my induction kit and exhaust kinda drowns it out.
Greasemonkey
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20th Aug 03 at 12:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it is a v belt then yeah these are a bugger to tighten unless there is a special way of doing it, aint found one i used to use a lever and leaver the alternator back off the block but it never gave the correct tension
corsadodo
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20th Aug 03 at 17:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i've got a similar noise, but only when car warmed up and its not all the time and the sound doesnt last long, been told it could be either the tension spring on the brake pads or exhaust bracket
Tidus
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Registered: 25th Jun 03
Location: West Sussex Drives: Vauxhall Corsa C SRi 1.8i 16v
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20th Aug 03 at 18:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got it 2 on my Corsa B, I get asked all the time "whats you got to make that distinctive whistle?". i like it tho...
corsadodo
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20th Aug 03 at 18:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

as long as its not serious
moddedcorsa
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20th Aug 03 at 19:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

most 1.0 corsa whistle, even when completely std
M4tt
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20th Aug 03 at 20:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yah my old 1.0 corsa whistled too when it was cold. std too.
Born_corsa02
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20th Aug 03 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Y don't u just take the alternator belt off and then run it if the noise goes u'll know its the alternator/belt if not u'll ave to look elsewhere
mad_mike
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22nd Aug 03 at 11:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

belts on to tight thats all, i have this problem, with mine, will go away after a couple of weeks, nothink to worry about

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