It has been a frustrating and disappointing experience in getting someone actually interested in doing this job. It is intimidating and I feel no one wants to deal with it? Charge through the nose so I can go away? Two month lead time?
I have replaced belts before but not on this car. So with some hesitation I gave it a go.
It took just over four hours, some bruised knuckles and slight swearing, but its finished and running sweet
The belt was stuffed and cut in many places. All three pulleys where toast. Ordered parts through Rockauto – URO very reasonable. To get this job done at a workshop it will cost a bomb if you can find anyone.
For anyone interested I have attached tools that help and torque specs.
The space is very tight so very shallow 8mm, 12mm , 13mm, 19mm -6 point sockets. Use tool for belt tensioner with very shallow 19mm socket. Ratcheting wrenches, slimmer the better
10mm Long Arm Allen- cut off ½ inch for better fitment – use the cut part to remove tensioner after its loosen with 10mm ratcheting wrench and to fit to torque wrench to torque it.
To remove belt after releasing tensioner remove two bolts off the lower engine mount to give clearance, jack up the engine10-15mm , slide belt pass the crank
The lower pulley bolt could not be removed as the hole drilled in the side of the engine compartment was both offset and too small.
Again jack up the engine to get the alignment and use a hand file on the flange of the bolt so it would slip through.
Don't rush it, enjoy the beer