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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-10, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Washing your motor can be costly

Long story short, I bought some degreaser and sprayed the motor down. I washed it off with a water hose.

As soon as I start the engine my belt tensioner pulley started screaming away! I fixed by replacing the pulley. The guys at the auto store tried to force me to buy the whole belt tensioner assembly. One guy said I needed to because they come together

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Re: Washing your motor can be costly

If the bearing was bad, washing the motor wasn't the cause. We've washed MANY engines and not had a problem. We make sure the engine is hot. We leave it running while we clean them and for 15 min. after.

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Re: Washing your motor can be costly

The idler pulley just went bad as well.... just replace it too. The degreaser had to some how got into the bearings. I mean both pulleys failed at the same time.
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