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Old 11-24-2002, 19:30   #1 (permalink)
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Question Timing chain tensioner remove

Hey ppl,

Was attempting to removing the center "bolt" of the tensioner to clean the filter which is apparently in there. Problem is when I started undoing the bolt the "outer" section undid as well. The manual says this is a bad thing so I left it.

Is there an easy way to get the filter out?

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get a spanner of the right size on the outer hex and another on the inner "bolt" and undo....
warning #1 Most of them have a sealing cement on them as they are prone to leak

warning #2 I wouldnt bother as theyre meant to be correctly adjusted.
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The outer body is round and you will need a special tool to hold it while undoing the inner bolt with a ring spanner or socket.
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Old 11-25-2002, 04:46   #4 (permalink)
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I doubt you'd need to clean the filter. It's tiny and unless your oil is filthy and full of sh*t then you shouldn't need to. You need a special tool to hold the retaining ring. It costs about 30 bucks from Burson's, Repco etc. They are bloody useless though, I broke two of them trying to remove the chain tensioner on my car. I broke one with a breaker bar, and one with an impact wrench and the ring didn't budge...it was that tight.

Your lucky it comes out so easily on your car! :)

You could always just hold the ring with some multi-grips and then get a socket in there to remove the bolt....
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You can use a brake adjuster cube; they fit perfectly and are cheaper than the special tool. Marlows. Autopro Repco etc Like this: http://www.autobarn.net/cta1455c.html
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Old 11-25-2002, 06:53   #6 (permalink)
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Hey Rally, don't believe everything you read!!! Just take the whole outside part out, trust me it will be fine. Whatever manual told you it was a bad thing was bullshittin', I've done it heaps of times.

You DO need to take the middle part out when you go to put it back in. The reason is, you need to "lock in" the tensioner mechanism when you tighten the outside part in, otherwise as you can imagine it begins pressing againt it and rubbing, etc. So while you have the outside out put it in a vice and undo the middle part Then "lock" the tnsioner into the loose position, put the outside part back in, put the hex-key in, undo the tensioner to the tight position, and put the middle bolt in and she's all done.

I'd use a new O-ring also when you put the outside part back in. Don't worry, they are worth about 30 cents from a seal shop!
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Re: Timing chain tensioner remove

warning #1 Most of them have a sealing cement on them as they are prone to leak

I'd use a new O-ring also when you put the outside part back in. Don't worry, they are worth about 30 cents from a seal shop!


+++++ Heya guys, I've got an oil leak on my ef i was looking into, is this close to the power steering pump or am i miles off??
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Re: Timing chain tensioner remove

it sits under it on the block
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