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I took a good look at the lines to the manifold, etc. but they are all in excellent condition, so under I went and popped the tensioner off.   The bearing is very rough, still turns OK, but definite

other references for teh tensionner bearing CONTITECH : V55207 GATES : T41149 INA : 531 0098 20 LuK : 531 0098 20 QUINTON HAZELL : QTT156 RUVILLE : 55207 SNR :

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Another great money saving thread. Just bought my bearing from a supplier in the US. Arrived in a week and cost only $23. German flennor fs03299 from rockauto.com

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Simon  (94 S4)      My Esprit will be for sale in late 2017

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For UK/Euro buyers the P&P for the Flennor from Rock Auto is disproportionate for some reason/

It's listed on a German site here very cheaply;

http://www.parts2go.de/Spannrolle-Zahnriemen-FLENNOR::2422314.html

Is it really off a Ford Transit?

Edit: now see out of stock, I've opted for an email notification if this changes

In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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Yup - dimensions match that of a bearing from a 70s diesel Transit.

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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Just in case anyone is looking for this mythical bearing I found one here;

http://www.ebay.it/itm/FLENNOR-Spannrolle-Zahnriemen-FS03299-/371531658255?hash=item568103340f

There are a lot of places advertising it, at ridiculously low prices, but few actually stock it. Got one for about £17 delivered, or about a third of the SKF, looks and feels good quality.

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I just pressed my new SKF 414871A into place and I also felt a bit of notchyness. I wouldn't call it rough as a badger's arse, partially for my limited experience with the posterior of said mammal, but also because while it's a bit rough, it's not too bad. But I can hear the rollers when I rotate by hand. Is this one of the duff bearings or? I installed using a vice and press with 2 sockets. Can't see that I messed anything up.

Thoughts? How smooth SHOULD a new bearing feel? Should it be entirely silent? I've also seen the PDF Mysterae posted about initial roughness due to SKF grease.

Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8

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I'm assuming you pressed the internal race? :-)   If it feels the way I think you're describing, then I've felt it too, a few times. 

I've had a few perfectly good bearings feel just the tiniest bit notchy after pressing.  One was on my Carb Turbo and did many thousands of miles without a whisper.  All similar have survived without issue.  Unless you can find a badger that it will compare to, I'd say go with it!

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Wow you're quick Sparky. I Just PM:ed you! 

Yeah inner race, we did things by the book - not a trace of a mark on the seal anywhere. I've cocked up bearings before so know how they feel when I've mashed the race, this is more like a dryish sensation

Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8

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Thought I'd better add to this old thread in case anyone finds it with a search.

For reference GT3 owners should not use any tensioner bearing other than the SKF original part. As the bearing fits into an additional shell the external dimension is more critical than other Esprits. Cross matching parts may not be exactly the same, and the Flennor version at least definitely does not fit.

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other references for teh tensionner bearing

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CONTITECH : V55207

GATES : T41149

INA : 531 0098 20

LuK : 531 0098 20

QUINTON HAZELL : QTT156

RUVILLE : 55207

SNR : GT352.00

SPIDAN : 66207

FORD : 1500004

SKF : VKM 14300

 

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Well, I am tracking down a noise that I am suspecting could be the tensioner. I have spent countless hours trying to find a piece of metal or something loose that is causing this. Even replaced the exhaust (cat back, it needed it anyway). I have bent shields, and small brackets thinking I had found the issue but haven't. It is particularly loud when you pass something flat like a fence or drive near a wall. Seems the same loudness on both side. Kinda seems to be coming from the front of the engine. Turning on the a/c does not affect it. It sounds just like a loose pipe clamp on an exhaust pipe or a washer or coin on a frame part etc. Dropped the plastic pan hoping I would find something but nope. Blue belt installed about a year ago but didn't replace the tensioner bearing. Where is the best place to get one? Would be great if I could find one I could just order online as opposed to having to call one of the specialist next week and wait for shipping from CA. Anyway, here is the video. You can hear the rattle. Thanks for any info;

https://youtu.be/Nb4UfVmDI7M

John
94 S4

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