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what brand tensioners do you use?


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#1 svxpert

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 06:47 PM

I'm rebuilding a EA-82T and need 2 timing belt tensioners. OEM ones are pricy, is there aftermarket ones that are good? thanks

#2 toybuilder

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 10:29 PM

NSK, a reputable Japanese manufacturer, makes a high quality replacement; all metal like the original. I have seen some other brands with plastic wheels.

#3 asavage

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:06 PM

I bought Beck-Arnley ones for my (non-Turbo) '93 EA82

024-1008 ~$50 ($74 list)
024-1046 ~$48 ($69 list)

The driver's side belt also has an idler, as well as a tensioner. I bought the bearing only and replaced it myself (using a couple of big sockets and a bench vise). I don't have the generic brg number here, but I bought a BCA brand brg, their No. 203SS, and it fit perfectly.

BTW, the A/C idler bearing is a BCA 202FF

#4 Dennis ex24

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 08:17 AM

brands like beck arnley and clevite are often OEM parts re-boxed

Xpert, email me - i know of a beck dealer in Pa who only deals with imports




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