UK Car Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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hows it goin
Fine - thank you ! Given your description of the fault - I would certainly think its one of the drive belts - The best thing to do is start the engine and allow it to idle - then switch on the electrics - heater - rear window - headlights etc - and then slowly press the gas pedal and rev the engine... If the noise appears then ... then its lilkely your alternaor belt ...
ok, is there anything else you think it could be
You can check the belt /s to see if they are tight - and tighten them and re try it again -- and often that will cure it -- but if they are tight - sometimes its that they have hardened - - and renewal is needed then..
because the mechanic said he had tried everything
To be honest - its the belt/s 9 / 10.... If he cant get rid if the noise by tightening - renew the belts as above and try that
do you mean 9 out of 10 times its the belts
Other than that - I would suspect the alternator pulley - or one of the others-- but of you do the test as I mentioned and you get the noise every time - it has to be in that area...
yes - 9 /1 0 - the belts...yes
ok that sounds great, are they expensive to replace? or sort out do you think?
i would do it myself but i cnt find a repair manual for my car anywhere
Ok - just give me a few moments -
Ok - I was just checking the manuas situation for you ... The belts are not expensive no - you can buy them yourself from any good car shop... as for the manuals -
ok yes the manuals
have a look HERE when we finish - Im sure there is one there that covers your model ...
i tried haynes they have every bmw compact model except for the 319ti compact
318ti i meant
I know you are down London way so garage charges are not cheap - it may be well worth getting a manual for all other things... I see- re the manuals... the 318 engine in general will cover all you need
there are only small differences -
in that case maybe il try one
so just to reiterate
check your engine by sight - and compare it with the closest manual - you will see what I mean ;)
start the engine with electrics off
then try the gas pedal
then switch electrics on
and try gas pedal
no.. start the engine - allow to idle - then switch on the electrics - then apply the pedal slowly raising the revs..
that is the best way to check for belt trouble -
by idle u mean just let it do nothing in neutral ok
great il do that
thanks for ur help mate
No problem at all ... Please dont forget the accept button before you leave - and you can always get back to me if you need more help...
Best rgds --- MIKE ..
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