Originally Posted by limeyrider
IF YOU HAVE A GATES TENSIONER, REGARDLESS OF DESIGN, CHECK IT ASAP
I had to change spark plugs today and thought I'd check the tensioner....it's the older non-revised type. The belt and pulleys are one year old and less than 8000 miles.
It was fully beyond the maximum slack limit by about 3mm! I did correct it and torqued it back. Funny thing is the belt didn't have any loose finger feel to it, before or after.
I just merged your thread with this one since it covers the same problem.