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Doug- About installing the tensioner??? (more) (archive)

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Posted by -Huzurdd on June 08, 2001 at 18:16:24:

In Reply to: Do yourself a favor, use the new tensior...(more) posted by Doug on June 08, 2001 at 11:09:05:

Doug, I know you installed this mod on your car. I have one simple question. Do you have to point the tensioner piston (the part that contacts the chain) in a certain direction? The original tensioners have a mark on them as the piston can be rotated. Which leaves room for installing it 180deg wrong. I don't know if the e36 3.2L has such reference marks. And if so which way it should point.

Sorry, I can't give you prices on the timing chain pieces as I haven't replaced those (but I don't think they are expensive - labor is though!). Anyway use the tensioner from the E36 3.2L euro M3. It's a piece of cake to install and works great. The cost is around $75.00 if I remember correctly. Search the archives from about two months ago for the specific P/Ns and prices. HTH...

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