Has anybody heard anything about a timing belt tensioner issue on L series
The reason I ask, my other half uses my car for the daily commute and it was
due to be booked in for its 48k service. You can imagine how suprised I was
to be told that the normal Rover 84k timing belt change (I usually get it
done at 60k, 84k is pushing it) had been drasticly reduced to the 48k mark
due to an issue with manual timing belt tensioners. There are apparently
two types, a manual adjustment and an automatic adjustment type. The
dealers advised that the automatic type were not at fault, just the manual
adjust models from a certain chassis number, which they could not confirm
over the phone.
Now the car is registered to one dealer whilst its being dropped in at a
second due to convenience. If there was a timing belt tensioner pully issue
I would expect the dealers with whom I'm registered to have advised me by
now that there may be a problem but...... you know what dealers are like,
and I'm worried that my wife is getting her chain jerked.
Has anybody heard *anything*
about a possible issue. I normally don't
bugger around with the risk of a possible timing belt problem but we all
know what dealers are like.