Auxillary drive belt change.

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ALPHA 3.0i Z3
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Auxillary drive belt change.

Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Sun 28 Feb, 2016 11:18

How difficult are the two belts to change? Looking at mine today and both are on their limits...
Any stickies on this?
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Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

Post by Lancsbob » Sun 28 Feb, 2016 11:45

Easy, but you need a thin spanner ( 36mm i think )& brace ( to stop it turning ) to remove the viscous fan.

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Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

Post by roadvoyager1 » Sun 28 Feb, 2016 15:32

This article from the Z3 knowledge base for a 2.8 litre may be of interest to you. On RealOEM the fan, thermostat and water pump seem to be common across both engines
http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =18&t=3631

Whilst you are replacing the belts it may be worth considering replacement of thermostat and water pump. Also the fan delete mod is an easy job and removes the viscous coupled fan problems that can occur.

Remember that the fan coupling is a left handed thread. Many people "shock" it off (sharp tap of the spanner with a hammer) rather than using the brace mentioned in the article.

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Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Sun 28 Feb, 2016 16:51

As always thanks again all.
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Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

Post by pingu » Mon 29 Feb, 2016 12:36

32mm open-ended spanner to undo the LH threaded viscous-coupling nut.
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Re: Auxillary drive belt change.

Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Mon 29 Feb, 2016 19:34

Got belts and W/ pump today just need to fit asap..
Thanks guys
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