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First trip, first break down #642593
06/06/20 12:24 PM
06/06/20 12:24 PM
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Madrid, Spain
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I’m on the side of the road waiting for the assistance...

While climbing a mountain road, the car started having like power issues... then ok.

We stopped for a pick-nick sandwich.

Then the 3 Wheeler, instead of starting again it sounds like clinks and metallic rattles at the engine. And doesn’t start.

I bet the drive belt is the problem.

Good humor and still happy grin2


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642594
06/06/20 12:26 PM
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Hope it turns out OK


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642606
06/06/20 12:48 PM
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If it is the cam belt then be thankful it's a non-interference engine, meaning valves cannot touch pistons.


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642607
06/06/20 12:49 PM
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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642609
06/06/20 12:57 PM
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When the cam belt fails it is an instant stop, which doesn't appear to be the case here.

I would check the fuel pump pressure first as well as looking for any diagnostic fault codes.


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642613
06/06/20 01:07 PM
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I hope it turns out OK


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642617
06/06/20 01:17 PM
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Hopefully the fuel pump. Hopefully not the Centa.


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642626
06/06/20 01:56 PM
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Well we’ll see on Monday.

The assistance guy believes it’s also the drive belt.

Now in a taxi on our way back home (80km).

I keep positive: better now during a daily short trip than in September driving around the Picos de Europa... with hotels booked and with the group !


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642637
06/06/20 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Marmota

The assistance guy believes it’s also the drive belt.
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I don't see how a drive belt problem would stop the engine starting.

As Roger says, a broken cambelt is an immediate stop and I agree that the fuel pump is the next likely issue. Fortunately both easy to check - the cambelt by taking the front cover off and the fuel pump should produce 58psi at the Schrader valve.

Anyway good luck and hope it's a quick and easy fix.


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Re: First trip, first break down [Re: Marmota] #642640
06/06/20 03:02 PM
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Sorry to see you are having problems Javier.


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