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Old Mar 30th, 2021, 01:14   #4
Joseph Martin
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Originally Posted by Darlo 1 View Post
Pretty sure that they are an interference engine, if it snapped at idling speed he may have got lucky, if he's good with the spanners i'd put another one on and see what happens.
Thank you, I also thought they were. I asked my mechanic today and on checking Autodata it didn't really give much info. My brother is handily serving his apprenticeship with Renault, and has been suggested to him that it's worth putting the new belt on, timing it up properly and seeing how it goes as it was near enough idling speed. New INA belt kit ordered and water pump as well. Hoping this 440 can live another day.
340, 360 GLE, 440 1.6i, 440 GLT, 440 TD, 460 CD (x2), 850 T-5 (x2), 850 TDI, V40 Sport Lux
S40 1.6 (x2)
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