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 Post subject: When metal tensioners fitted to BA/BF?
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Hi looking at a BA2 XR8. I have read that BA had the plastic tentioners that needed replacement.

I read in other places that they were changed in BA2

Does anyone know definately when they were changed to metal tensioners. So much opinion in threads without proof.

 

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 Post subject: Re: When metal tensioners fitted to BA/BF?
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:56 pm 
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AFAIK, the metal tensioners were standard fitting on very late BAII's and then on BF's.
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:09 pm 
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The car is a august 05 ba xr8. Is that a plastic or metal tensioner car?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:19 am 
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xr6turnip wrote:
The car is a august 05 ba xr8. Is that a plastic or metal tensioner car?

It SHOULD be metal ones?
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 Post subject: Re: When metal tensioners fitted to BA/BF?
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:20 am 
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A friend of mine has a MKII XR8, 05 model, don't know the actual build date, but it has the plastic tensioners......I will be replacing them next thursday.......I'll take pics along the way.

 

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 Post subject: Re: When metal tensioners fitted to BA/BF?
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:10 pm 
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It turns out they are metal ones.......but I noticed the left bank Morse chain tensioner has been pumping a lot.....the piston on it had quite a wide shinny bit, compared to the others.
When I removed it, it had very fine metal contamination behind it......where it gets fed oil pressure.
Also, that cam chain was stretched quite a bit too.
So, now the car sits waiting for chains to come......also had to make a tool to hold the cams still.
I'll post photos later.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:01 am 
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