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Originally Posted by jwasbury View Post
I think that the oil pressure-fed tensioners were introduced in 1984, along with the 3.2 carrera. Cars built before that, like my '79, had mechanical tensioners from the factory. Mine still had the factory tensioners when I purchased it back in 2007.

I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that its possible to modify the oil-fed tensioners and install safety collars. It seems that either type of tensioner can fail. I do believe that the 930 mechanical tensioners are different than the NA cars and are considered superior if you choose to run mechanicals.
Jacob, thanks for the education. You learn something new every day. Just one more thing to add to my mod wish list. Will it ever end.....
Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
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