Well, after taking off the cam belt cover, I've found what the problem is, on the suspect cambelt breakage on a 1.4 8v.
The belt didn't actually break, but it looks as though the tensioner bearing has destroyed itself, therefore jamming and tearing all the teeth off the belt!!!
Water pump seems to be spinning ok.
Now couple of pieces of wisdom I could with.
1) Is it worth changing the water pump, regardless of its condition( Seeing as the cambelt is off anyway)?
2)Does the water belt have any tension adjustment on the belt, Haynes makes out that it does, but surely the tensioner does all the "tensioning"??
Thanks for any help,
Hello mate. Examine the waterpump. If it still offers resistance when you turn it and has no play then it's safe to re-use if you're working to a budget.
If it's the original, has any play at all or feels rough when turning - replace. They're not too expensive.
Early engines tentioned their belt by rotating the water pump. Your engine obviously has a seperate tensioner so leave the waterpump where it is. Check it's correctly positioned on the block - there's a notch on the pump which corresponds to markings on the block.