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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:32 pm 
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The front edge of the belt on my EF was wearing a groove into the tensioner. It was due to wear in the tensioner. If you look at the tensioner it's two pieces separated by a nylon or similar looking spacer/washer/disc - ie. evidently so the moving part can do so smoothly. If that's worn then the moving part of the tensioner can C**k over and you get the belt riding forward.

Look at the spacer between the two parts of the tensioner - you'll see straight away if it's worn away at one section.

New tensioner complete assembly is only $90 or so off ebay. I haven't even done mine yet - I just put a washer under the rear housing of the tensioner - ie. on the driver side most bolt between the tensioner housing and the timing case - which has compensated for the angle worn spacer and makes the belt run true again.

If it's the balancer then fair enough - but if it's still doing it after a new balancer then have a look at what I've described. (this all reminds me I really need to organise a new tensioner for my car).

When using a puller on the balancer, be careful not to damage the crank bolt hole threads with the puller pilot - ie. run the pilot on the head of the loosened crank bolt or make sure the pilot will fit into the hole without it's threaded portion interfering with the threads in the hole - ie. grind off some of the pilot thread if necessary.
i was contemplating putting in a washer or 2 behind the tensioner to re-align it back to normal. Hmmmm I've got a long trip to Adelaide in a few days, at least its a good quick fixer upperer.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:09 am 
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87SIlude wrote:
a seal puller or a large flatt blade screwdriver and being carefull to work it out without dammaging the housing.
You've done a few right?
A few????

Man what about "there's a first time for everything!!!"
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Swear you said you've replaced many seals with you're old man. But not the balancers.
Either way you just gotta work em out slowly. Being careful not to dammage the timing chain cover...its very soft.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Swear you said you've replaced many seals with you're old man. But not the balancers.
Either way you just gotta work em out slowly. Being careful not to dammage the timing chain cover...its very soft.
well technically i was the goffa boy. He heeee i was only young & i would watch him work on the car. I still feel as if we had done the job together. Hope that clarify's my comment.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Im following.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:00 pm 
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should i start a new topic about valve stem seals?

At the moment when the car idle's it fine but when i take off it blows a huge puff of grey/blue smoke.

When i drive the car normally i don't see any smoke coming out, only when idling.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:50 am 
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Sounds like valve stem seals.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:15 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Sounds like valve stem seals.
Thanks for that Joe...
One of the guys who answered the phone yesterday when i called your place said the same thing.

I've got a set of seals here. I'll need to whack them in.

I've got a used complete engine 600KM's away at a mates place. I was thinking of removing the head & sending it up to you for a complete overhaul. He has given me a fairly good price on a stage 4. Soon enough i will ship the head over to you. thanks :)
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Shen Long wrote:
SWC wrote:
Sounds like valve stem seals.
Thanks for that Joe...
One of the guys who answered the phone yesterday when i called your place said the same thing.

I've got a set of seals here. I'll need to whack them in.

I've got a used complete engine 600KM's away at a mates place. I was thinking of removing the head & sending it up to you for a complete overhaul. He has given me a fairly good price on a stage 4. Soon enough i will ship the head over to you. thanks :)


lol, i think you have got swc mixed up with (joe) cms.. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:27 pm 
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lol, i think you have got swc mixed up with (joe) cms.. :)

Well tickle me grandmother with a feather.... I think you are right...

OOPS :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Thats cool mate, I will tell Joe that you think I am him :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:10 pm 
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If you do tell him, do you think when i send my VCT head in for upgraded goodies he will do better or worse job??

If better then go ahead, if worse - then i will edit the error i made a few posts up :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Shen Long wrote:
If you do tell him, do you think when i send my VCT head in for upgraded goodies he will do better or worse job??

If better then go ahead, if worse - then i will edit the error i made a few posts up :lol: :lol: :lol:


He will be cool mate, have a good laugh..... :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:22 am 
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Any news about serpentine belt? I wonder how did you finally solve the rubbing issue??
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