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My car is having a service and cambelts changed (£100+ per belt!) but they don't have tensioners in stock is that a problem? Should I change them at the same time? The car has done 40k Miles and had the belts done at 18k. Any where else I can get tensioners.  This is from Lotus heritage dealer.

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It would be good to have tensioners and belt idlers replaced, but given the relatively low mileage on the engine, they could be fine.   The tensioners bearings are sealed so if they still feeling smooth you could re-use them.  If the mechanic is feeling that they are end of life, then there are aftermarket ones available from the like of PNM.

 

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2 hours ago, mike_sekinger said:

It would be good to have tensioners and belt idlers replaced, but given the relatively low mileage on the engine, they could be fine.   The tensioners bearings are sealed so if they still feeling smooth you could re-use them.  If the mechanic is feeling that they are end of life, then there are aftermarket ones available from the like of PNM.

 

yep order new tensioners and idlers from SWLC.  

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all ordered from SWLC.  Car going in next week for collection Friday.  Can't wait to have it back and start enjoying.

 

 

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1 minute ago, cweeden said:

Who is doing the work Chris and how much did they quote if you don't mind me asking?

cheers

-Chris

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Chris, take a look on glutube on the V8 Esprit. There are some informative V8 videos there, done by Panchos Speed Shop:

Sure worth watching.

Kind regards,

Jacques

 

ps: what's with the gearbox, Barry?

Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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On 08/07/2018 at 23:03, Jacques said:

Chris, take a look on glutube on the V8 Esprit. There are some informative V8 videos there, done by Panchos Speed Shop:

Sure worth watching.

Kind regards,

Jacques

 

ps: what's with the gearbox, Barry?

Yes I've seen that very good video.

thx

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