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tensioner being stupid
Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:06 PM
It needs to be SLOWLY compressed in a vice or large C-clamp. It should take somewhere in the range of 3 - 5 minutes. Use a small nail or Allen driver stuck through the holes in the tensioner housing and plunger to hold it back while you install it.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:12 PM
taken from here
with either tensioner you must slowly push the piston back into the sleeve. if you push it in too quickly you may damage the internals, causing the tensioner to fail.
you will see, once the tensioner piston is all the way in. where the pin or allen key goes. (make sure you put the key in so it faces out)
hope this helps
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:23 PM
The newer style seem less sturdy and expensive. But I'd usually replace them. IIR you have to pay close attention to their orientation when compressing hem too.
I take a long time to compress either of those.
If you wer ein the US I have a few "kits" including the aluminum piece that goes onto the block to allow use of the old style tensioner, an old style tensioner, bolts, etc.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:14 PM
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