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Zel's Motoring Adventures...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes & AC Model 70 (x2) - 13/10 - Activa Belt Woes...


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#661 OFFLINE   Fumbler

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:41 PM

Ah, I see your point. Given that I'm lookiong at a dedicated store that gets parts from the IzhAvto factory that still makes 2107s and I think 2104s, and also they have a lot of OEM stock, I think Lada Power is fair play, especially for getting oddball and niche things as well as Lada recommended shocks, springs etc.

 

Good news on the coupling anywho. I'd love to see your progress getting that in.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:46 PM

theres some place still making Ladas?

 

I thought the last places wound up shop in the early 2010s?

 

how much would a new one cost hypothetically?  :mrgreen: (I wonder how long until we start seeing people building "new ones" out of new Body shells like people do with Minis and MGs)



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

Egypt had production shunted there in 2014 thereabouts. Their models include a pickup and the standard 2107. For the life of me I can't remember is they still make estates. People have been rebuilding 2101s with the new parts because everything bar the drive, lights, interior and engine are more or less the same, so I guess it's the Mini and MG thing we have here after all.


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#664 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

Will document getting the flexible coupling changed. I picked up the new one when I saw the original was perished, I know the bolts can be a royal pain to get out though, so the plan was always to leave it be until it started causing vibration. The Lada ones always seem to give plenty of warning when they start going rather than just spontaneously disintegrating.

Lada were still producing what was essentially the Riva with very slightly rounded off corners (kinda like what Daewoo did to the Vauxhall Astra when they launched the Nexia) until 2014 or thereabouts as the "Classic" I believe.

Parts supply from the factory (RHD and UK specific emission control gubbins excepted) is generally very, very good. The fact that there are still zillions of them in service in Russia etc means there's still a healthy market for them.
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:33 PM

Finally got a chance to give the Activa some attention today.

It has been having issues in that the aux drive belt is determinedly doing this:

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You can straighten everything up again, but the moment the engine starts, it's riding off the edge of the hydraulic pump again.

After quite carefully checking that everything is rotating smoothly, there's no play in anything, the tensioner seems fine etc, everything is sitting square.

However this looks odd to me. I'm pretty sure there wasn't a shiny edge on the crankshaft pulley originally...

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What I'm thinking at this point is that the rubber joint between the two parts of the pulley has failed, allowing the outer section to slide towards the inboard side of where it sits...and that's pulling the belt with it.

This seem a plausible explanation?

If so it's probably less of a pain to sort than changing the tensioner...

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:36 PM

There's nothing wrong with investigating. To me your theory is very plausible as well.


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#667 OFFLINE   Andyrew

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:34 PM

Sounds about right. TVDs are certainly a weak point on moderns.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

I think you've hit the nail on the head with that



#669 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 01:07 PM

Right, I've got a new pulley on the way. Having looked at photos of new one, that step between the inner and outer sections on mine definitely shouldn't be there.

For anyone else who's looking for this in future, the Citroen part no is 0515.H6.

Hopefully this will restore normality once fitted.

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