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150K miles in and finally the drive belt was getting frayed round the edges.
Changed it today along with the auto tensioner and pulley.
It's a relatively straightforward job, only a bit of a
faff with the wheel arch liners.

Just a heads up that you'll need a short T50 Torx socket for the tensioner as there's not enough clearance to get a ratchet wrench onto it. I had to botch it with a 6mm T50 drive.
The large one in the photo is too long.
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You can remove the old tensioner without releasing it, I used the T50 Torx to aid the removal of the pin that is inserted on the new tensioner.
It is probably possible to just pull the pin out to engage the new tensioner but i didn't want to let it snap taut in an uncontrolled manner.
 

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I did not change it. Did take of the intake to clean it. You have to remove the alternator and loosen the ac compressor to get the support bracket off that is in the way.
Second time I changed the alternator clutch pulley. The alternator had to come off again to do the job.
 
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