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hcoles hcoles is offline
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Chris,
Another thing I discovered....the tensioner O ring comes from the factory as size 1.8mm x 12.5mm - that's the closest metric size I could measure to. Two sources (Victor Rense kit and local Porsche mechanic) of replacement O rings came in at a size of 1.7mm x 12mm. In my humble opinion this is not the correct replacement but it may still work. I went down to my local O ring supplier company and the guy was very nice and found some Viton 1.8mm x 12.5mm rings and gave me a hand full for free. I also got replacement O rings for my Weltmeister collapseable return tubes. BTW - O rings are sized by CS (cross section) and ID. Again, I want to encourage you to make and install JWE tensioner spacers, cheap and easy to make and install. Your story of the tensioner fixing itself overnight worries me...I think it will unfix it self when you start the engine.
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