Noisy timing belt tensioner ?????
This is probably a stupid question, but has anyone ever had the hubcentric or concentric timing belt tensioner pulley/bearing go bad and it squeals. I went for a drive yesterday, and about 10 miles from home something started squealing under the hood, I first thought it sounded like a internal engine bearing or something as it sounded extremely heavy and rattly and was getting much louder. However when I got home (I decided to drive and hope for the best) I poured some water over the front of the engine and the noise ceased (praise Jesus) and today I started it, almost gave up the noise repeating itself when finally it did, I wet the vacuum pump, water pump, then timing belt tensioner and I believe thats the culprit (TBT). The belt does not appear loose at all! Looks like the Lotus needs some money to go shopping I havent given it much lately. I dont count my wheels cause they were elective.
Im probably biting my time til it takes out the belt, im already on borrowed time im sure with the 10 miles I've already driven it.
Whats the opinion the "Blue Belt" or should I stick with the stock timing belt yet again this time around?
Last edited by amanda11270; 03-12-2016 at 10:14 AM.