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hcoles hcoles is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Saratoga CA
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I'm not really sure what you mean (space on shaft of tensioner and arm). Maybe I do now that I think of it....when you tighten the nut holding the tensioner it will go to some place on the arm...I don't think a spacer is needed. Very good question. I want to go and look at this again.

Regarding shimming the idler arm so it is a bit more limited....I'm going to put the engine together (at least the cams and cam housing) and then measure how much play is fore and how much play is aft for each arm.

If you are talking about shimming the tensioner it self....I didn't think of that but it is worth thinking about....I didn't find any shims under the tensioner. I'm glad you brought this up as the tip of the tensioner would like to be setup to hit the middle of the pad on the knuckle on the arm.
I'm I making sense?

Sorry for the slow response the kids broke the web connection last night and I just got it going.

1989 3.2 coupe, DIY top end at 77k, now 112k
Old 04-14-2005, 02:20 PM
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