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Old 10-07-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Tensioner question

So I have recently timed my svt and have a question, the tensioner pointer is over the index line like the ws manual states. I can rotate engine by hand and all is good its when I start the car the pointer remains in the correct spot but heres the problem when I shut down the car not the pointer will move a bit to the right completely out of the window. Now it dont do this every time and also if it moves out of the window as soon as I re start the car the pointer will correct it self and move back to the correct postion. Is this normal ?


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Old 10-07-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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So I have recently timed my svt and have a question, the tensioner pointer is over the index line like the ws manual states. I can rotate engine by hand and all is good its when I start the car the pointer remains in the correct spot but heres the problem when I shut down the car not the pointer will move a bit to the right completely out of the window. Now it dont do this every time and also if it moves out of the window as soon as I re start the car the pointer will correct it self and move back to the correct postion. Is this normal ?
Have you ever replaced the tendioner? The spring in there actually slowly wears out. To the point that they actually recommend replacing the tensioner every time you replace the belt.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:38 AM   #3
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Running condition is all that matters, the variable timing means on shutdown sometimes a cam pops back a bit against belt because of valvespring forces. It pulls right back up as motor comes up to speed.

In short, normal.
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