A real convolution.

At enormous expense I managed to find a new belt and pulley this morning, it would have been much easier if the belt was ~15mm longer but it's fitted and things are good again.


  1. I'm going to take a wild guess and say the middle pulley on the left is the tensioner.

    My wife's car is a 2012 Toyota Yaris "5 door". Toyota in their great wisdom decided to make the belt longer starting in 2013. Unless your car was made in Japan - those started using the longer belt in 2012. It took me 3 belts to get this sorted out. >_<

  2. It's my parent's car and a very common model in Australia although practically unknown outside of it, thus making life hard for people like me who like to shop for bling from China. yes that's the tensioner pulley but the one I replaced is the idler pulley on the upper RH part of this piccie.