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iain Nicholson

Cam belt Tensioner Question

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Hi All,

I am about to change my cambelt on my 84 Turbo, and was considering changing the tensioner in the process. by all accounts the later eccentric type is a better design and simpler to fit than my spring/plunger set up.Can the later type be fitted without major surgery??!!! If not, would it be advisable to fit a new tensioner whatever?

Kind Regards

Iain Nicholson

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You can fit the later one, but you may need to drill and tap a thread into your block.

If you do it you could speak to Mike @ Lotusbits, buy the new bearing and a tensioner from him, he might let you borrow an engine piece to act as a guide to drill the hole correctly.


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