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My alternator/drive/aux belt was worn on one side through to the cords. I replaced it last night and made sure it was on the pulleys correctly and in the centre of the idlers etc. I just checked it this morning after driving to work and i can see dirt/rubbing on the belt again but i can't see any reason why this would be happening.

Is this a common issue? Any help would be great.
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No it's not common.

When you replaced the belt did you check/clean all the pulley's and tensioner(s)?

If any of these components are worn then they will rub on the belt...

Are they all operating smoothly?

Do I recall seeing this request in another thread, where you stated no obvious parts a rubbing against the belt?
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No it's not common.

When you replaced the belt did you check/clean all the pulley's and tensioner(s)?

If any of these components are worn then they will rub on the belt...

Are they all operating smoothly?

Do I recall seeing this request in another thread, where you stated no obvious parts a rubbing against the belt?
When i took the belt off last night i span the pulleys over and they all felt and sounded fine to me. The tensioner did have some of the paint flaking off on the pulley itself. When the belt was back on i made sure it was in the centre of all of them and not near the engine etc. Maybe the tensioner is worn? Not sure what i can check to confirm the problem to be honest.

At lunch i will go out and start the car and see if i can hear or see anything with it running. The car is also booked in at Honda tomorrow to confirm the exhaust manifold crack and hopefully have it replaced FOC.
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Okay, the marks may not be an issue then but do keep a close eye on the belt periodically.

Good luck with the exhaust - do you get fumes in the cabin especially after a cold start?
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Okay, the marks may not be an issue then but do keep a close eye on the belt periodically.

Good luck with the exhaust - do you get fumes in the cabin especially after a cold start?
I will be checking it daily, hopefully it will be ok and its just dirt otherwise i'm not going to be happy.

I do get fumes pretty much all the time, Fahad came and inspected the car yesterday and it passed all the Honda diag tests. We decided to blank the EGR and map it but i have slight clutch slip so may put it back to standard.

The other issues i have on the car are the following:

Water leak - Currently stripping out rear to investigate
Cracked Exhaust Manifold - Booked with Honda tomorrow
Fix clunks front and rear - Could be rear shocks and ARB bushes

I need to do a full service with genuine parts for piece of mind and get a double din Connects2 kit to fit my stereo.
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Car was dropped off at Honda Bushey this morning in Watford. They have confirmed the exhaust manifold is cracked. He then spoke to Honda UK and they are willing to cover the cost of the parts and i have to cover labour.

Considering my car is out of the 7 year window, i don't think that's too bad. Just a shame the labour is 500
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That's good news...kinda.
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That's good news...kinda.
Well considering the car is out of the 7 year window specified, i'm not going to complain that at least i get something out of it. I did push for a 50/50 but that was the best they were willing to do.

The car will go back on Friday to have the work done. They told me the rear brakes need doing also, which i knew about anyways. They didn't pickup on the clonking noises tho, so not sure how deep their health check is.

Either way something is better than nothing and i got to see an NSX.
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So slight update, i took the map off the car last night and kept the EGR delete. The clutch is alot better for it and i can live with the stock power.

Any who i have called Honda UK also to fight the extortionate 500 labour costs the dealer told me it will be, i think they are just keeping some of the money given to them from Honda and trying to rip me off. Head office is due to get in contact so i'm hoping that i will get a result today before the car goes in.
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Car went in yesterday and had the work done, couldn't get anymore out of Honda so 500 it cost.

Sadly the rear of the exhaust started to rattle this morning on idle so hopefully it's just the heat shield. Need to replace rear brakes and do the service and hopefully all done. The leak seems to be sorted so i need to put the car back together.
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