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Bruce has way more experience here but... When I opened up my chain towers the first time, one of my tensioners had a collar and the other didn't. Fishing around in the sump. I found all the pieces. The collar was broken, sheared at one of the bolts. It could be the PO trusted the collars even after the tensioner had failed and the resulting pounding was too much. In any event, I'm not a fan of them.

I suggest along with the rebuilding the tensioner that you look into the Jerry West mod, placing a shim inside the tensioner to limit it's collapse rather than using a collar.

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