- Nov 1, 2002
It has a long series of teeth running along the inner surface of the belt which generate traction, allowing it to grip to the shafts it connects
have had to top the oil up in the car for the second time since the last service. once every 5k km or so, which is not really a good thing. though those engines (1.2tsi) are heavy on oil, they need a really light grade.
120 quid turns out a flywheel/pulley was sticking and had to be replacedFan belt snapped while I was out on the road. Luckily it happened a few feet from a mechanics. Although he didn't have a spare he told me that by making sure all extra drains on the battery; lights, radio, heater etc were off, there would be enough power left in the battery to get me to a garage a few miles away.
Just thought that bit if info might be useful to anyone who wasn't aware of this.
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