My daughters boyfriend has an 88 Sami with supposedly the 1.3.
The bearing went on the water pump.
Took the front end apart and did the conventional water pump, idler and belt senario.
Here's the kicker, our local parts supply store (Lordco) supplied the parts but the timing belt was wrong for this engine.
The belt they sold us had the square cut teeth and the one we needed or the one we took off had the rounded teeth. So we did the return swap and installed the new belt. Can't seem to get it tight on the idler side.
Anyone have any suggestions?
The new belt is just slightly shorter than the old one which is reasonable being new verses old.
The parts guy at Lordco said that the second belt was listed for the newer 1.6 eight valve.
All looks like it is okay but not sure about the loose belt??
Mismatched parts on the front of this engine?
It is a 1988 Samaria standard 4X4 five speed.
How does one tell the difference between a 1.3 and 1.6?
How about a picture of the front of the engine?
Thanks one and all for your help.