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Old 04-21-2013, 09:16 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Insaniac View Post
I really, really, really didn't want to re-do my timing for at least another 70K but I don't know that I can trust this damned Gates tensioner now. I was very close to ordering all Ford/Motorcraft parts but since everyone seemed to have such good things to say about Gates I went against my better judgement and now Its going to mean re-doing my timing. I guess its better than dealing with bent valves and a busted head though ...
You might not have to do the whole thing again. Check it first and tighten it up if you have to then go from there. Be 110% sure to keep at least some tension on the belt - don't let it go completely slack when loosening the bolt! Also use a good torque wrench...it's too critical to use a 'calibrated hand.'
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