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Hi Guys,

Doing the cambelt on the mx5 tomorrow (mk1 1992 long nose crank 1.6)

The bolt in the crank (21mm) is gonna be a pita! can you slip the cambelt on without taking it off?

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Tim
 

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Not on a long nose engine.

But you can replace the belt without removing the old belt (once the crank bolt and overlay is off). You slice the old belt through its length and remove half the belt, push the new one on and then cut the old belt off.

Short nose engine is different as it doesn't have the overlay covering the crank pulley.
 
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