Tensioner rebuild


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Kuba
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Tensioner rebuild

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Hi again. As I rebuilt my tensioners today.. here's the problem. I followed .pdf manual to do that but unfortunately no one said there will be no cleareance at the back of tensioners to freely adjust them. All the points marked red are at the same height.. any ideas? Or I have to gound it flat and weld? Thanks.
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Rebuilt my timing belt adjusters as well. Would not modify the engine cases. Here is my thread:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=31062&start=100. There is a parts list. Look half way down page 5. The issue is the bolt you have used. The bolt I used is a taper head that fits in the tapered hole of the plate. It is proud but a bit of grinding makes the head flush with the plate. There is a lot of material remaining for strength and removal. Good luck
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Re: Tensioner rebuild

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Thank you for your help Ernest!

UPDATE!
I went a step further and I have drilled a backplate with a properly sharpen drill bit that was the same angle as my countersink bolt. The plate is plenty thick for that. I used M10x30 but +/-5mm would also be great. I chose to use a spring washer and standard nut with red thread locker. Bearings: Gates T42015.

Another option for me was to take a standard hex bolt and turn down the head to match backing plate hole dia, then press it in and tig weld it along manufacture bevel.

Anyway... it turned out great. It's all nice and flat.

If anyone has any question about how to do it, feel free to PM me. Also I can help you if you're in Ontario GTA area.

Cheers!
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They look great, will be doing that at some point.
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That poor vice has seen some better days.
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For sure. But the jaws were just machined a couple of months ago.


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