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Timing tensioner alignment


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Reassembling, got the timing cover on, popped the tensioner in (made sure the check ball valve was good first), and then went to bleed it, but seems. . . strange.  Like the tensioner shoe is too far towards the head, and it doesn't quite want to engage with the tension piston.  It will with a little lateral pressure, but then the piston doesn't want to move freely.  Hopefully the video helps make things clear.  Keep pumping, or is something wrong here?

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Not aftermarket, just re-using my old one from several years ago as not that many mile on it and still in great shape, but yeah I might need to resort to the old twisty-with-a-tool.  How malleable is that stuff? Cast aluminum is neither particularly ductile, though nor dangerously brittle, right?

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2 hours ago, AustrianVespaGuy said:

Not aftermarket, just re-using my old one from several years ago as not that many mile on it and still in great shape, but yeah I might need to resort to the old twisty-with-a-tool.  How malleable is that stuff? Cast aluminum is neither particularly ductile, though nor dangerously brittle, right?

It's steel, not aluminum. Bend away, Macduff.

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