1.6 petrol 54 plate Pluriel auxiliary drivebelt tensioner

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My Name: Stanleysteamer

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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2004 (54)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: NA
Gearbox: SensoDrive
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU5 16-valve (110 PS)
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Hi
It is raining so I don't want to have to get wet just to find this out!
Would someone mind telling me which sort of tensioner this vehicle will have please?
And also, as I am going to be replacing the timing belt, is it normal practice to replace the timing belt tensioner at the same time?
will be very grateful for all answers.
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Stan
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Year: 2002 (52)
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Hi,

With only 50k miles on the clock, I would think your aux belt tensioner was still good

But as the miles rise and if you change the aux belt, it can be worth changing the tensioner too because the pulley would have worn to the old belt and they don't always work well with a new belt.
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2004 (54)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: NA
Gearbox: SensoDrive
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU5 16-valve (110 PS)
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Hi Arfur,
thanks for the reply.
It looks as if I have no choice other than to get to the belt to see what type of tensioner I have got then.

I am going to change everything, at my age I don't want to be taking old stuff off and putting it back on again!
I thought I had asked people which manufacturer or retailer they thought was best or at least good but I cannot see it on this topic.
Maybe I posted it on another topic, I'm not very good on this forum!
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Stan
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Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Stanleysteamer wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:30 am thanks for the reply.
It looks as if I have no choice other than to get to the belt to see what type of tensioner I have got then.
Yes, that's probably best. Citroen do make changes to the design of parts, particularly early years for the C3 and pluriel. modifications were made to the original parts. You may also find the aftermarket producers also make improved modified parts over that original OEM spec.

You can use the Euro Car Parts checker to find the part by the reg, but this can still give you two options and lifting the bonnet is then necessary .
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Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2004 (54)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: NA
Gearbox: SensoDrive
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU5 16-valve (110 PS)
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Thanks Arfur,
I did as you suggested (I noticed it on another post from you) and they gave 3 choices for the cam belt kit. But I think i am going to have to dig deeper to find out which tensioner I have :roll:
Thanks for your advice
as ever!
Stan
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