Punto 2002 8V timing belt tension

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    Does anyone know the method to get the right tension on these?
     
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    Sure, on the belts longest run, you should just be able to twist it 90 degrees with a finger and thumb.
    Too tight and the belt will whine, too slack and it flaps.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John!

    Job done. I got a set of mini long nose pliers to turn the tensioner disc and did the belt twist test as you recommended.

    Not such a bad job really.

    Anti-freeze done also.

    Just need the rain to stop so I can change the oil and sort the growl on the back brakes.
     
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