citronut wrote:if you require new belts and tensioners
i have just purchased a set of belts for i think £36 squid from AJAYS motor factors,
and although Chris Salter supplied the tensioners this time, they are still available from GSF for around£13 quid each, as opposed to ( i have heard ) someone that sells them for i think around £36 each
1) What make were the belts?
I see on the Dayco web catalogue that there is a blank entry as far as GS belts go. However, they do have a listing for the Axel which I presume is the same belts? Doing some further digging, it seems that the Gates 5012 reference must be a pair (I think the 5012 ref is a set made up of a 5010  and a 5011 ), as they are priced at €24.85 on mister-auto.ie (£19.28 on the .co.uk site). The Dayco 94220 belt is priced at €11.97 (£11.82 - funny old pricing/exchange rate there!). Now I've a feeling that the Dayco Axel listing might be half-empty as 12 quid doesn't seem to be a pair (unless dirt cheap, unlikely), but the pair constitutes 2 different length belts doesn't it? A 105 tooth x 19mm and some catalogues refer to the shorty being a 93 tooth x 19mm. The corresponding 93 tooth Dayco 94174 is dearer at €14.45 (yet still only £11.82). It not the first and not the last time I've seen some very shonky information in aftermarket catalogues which are often repeated verbatim in other aftermarket catalogues...
2) What lengths are the belts? (93 + 105 - with the 1015 exception of course which is 2 teeth less a side (91 + 103))
Tensioners (previous discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=37912)
BOLK - BOL-RX12200 - £7.70 / € 7.42
SKF - VKM 12200 - £9.24 / €12.84
INA - 531 0005 10 - £11.54 / €10.54
SKF full timing belt kit (2 belts, 2 tensioners) €78.28 / £52.33
Well if my homework is correct, I can get two Dayco belts and two INA tensioners all for €55.45 delivered. (Standard delivery to me is €7.95 - UK is free over £39, but those same parts would come to £46.72, which at current exchange rates works out dearer at €64.28)
Your thoughts / confirmation on any of the above sought before I take the plunge please.