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Ole Petter Ole Petter is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Norway
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Tips for chain tensioners...

Originally Posted by h20cooled7 View Post
I bought a set of used carerra tensioners .I know I have to bleed them submerged in oil but do I have to collaspe and install pins b4 I install them?
Put the tensioners in a can with oil. Let them fill, then pump them until no air escapes, then install the pins.
That is the easy part...
To hold the chain tight so that the timing doesn't change I used some plastic strips. They held the chain in place without doing any damage. Then slide off the old tensioner, and replace it with the hydraulic one. Remember that you need a distance ring with the hydraulic tensioner (it is thinner at the end than the pressurised one)...
To keep the cam covers drip-free, use some heat-resistant silicone (orange) on the lower part...

Greetings, Ole Petter
Old 09-26-2007, 06:13 AM
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