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Old 06-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #11
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On another note I've heard of people using the Gates kit TCK294A but not using the added pulley. But I've also heard that the belt in the Gates kit TCK294B is a different tooth count and length than the one in TCK294A. I used TCK294B with the single idler pulley. It just got me wondering how it is possible to use the longer belt but I guess there is enough articulation in the tensioner for it to compensate. Iminhell any word on that metal tensioner pulley? Car has been running great since I installed the belt just want to be sure I didnt miss something with the tensioner. Once again, I appreciate all of the opinions and if any one else has anything to add its greatly appreciated.
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On another note I've heard of people using the Gates kit TCK294A but not using the added pulley. But I've also heard that the belt in the Gates kit TCK294B is a different tooth count and length than the one in TCK294A. I used TCK294B with the single idler pulley. It just got me wondering how it is possible to use the longer belt but I guess there is enough articulation in the tensioner for it to compensate. Iminhell any word on that metal tensioner pulley? Car has been running great since I installed the belt just want to be sure I didnt miss something with the tensioner. Once again, I appreciate all of the opinions and if any one else has anything to add its greatly appreciated.

the gates kits are the same expect the added pulley. the belt is the same
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Thanks for that info, anyone else with info on the tensioner? Thanks again everybody
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Hi guys (I have a 2.0 Zetec Vin 3), and have a similar situation. I just recently did my timing belt with the help of a friend. I just finished putting everything back together this morning. Everything tight to torque spec...

The engine started on first try, but when I was giving everything one last inspection before the test drive, i noticed that the tensioner tension "wrench" marker was fluctuating back and forth and not staying to the correct tension that I had set similar to what its shown in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2t2q_PCjVI).

The engine actually runs really smooth and there are no noises coming from the tensioner. The car actually runs smoother than it did, Just was wondering if its something normal.

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You probably got it right, once the engine has been run the pointer will probably no longer be in the window, leading people to think the tension is off. The important thing is that you can turn it over by hand repeatedly and the belt stays about where you initially centered it, and if by chance you left the upper cover off, have a look at the belt now and again to make sure it's not riding too much to one side.

In the future you'd get more responses starting your own thread rather than ressurecting a thread from years ago.
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You probably got it right, once the engine has been run the pointer will probably no longer be in the window, leading people to think the tension is off. The important thing is that you can turn it over by hand repeatedly and the belt stays about where you initially centered it, and if by chance you left the upper cover off, have a look at the belt now and again to make sure it's not riding too much to one side.

In the future you'd get more responses starting your own thread rather than ressurecting a thread from years ago.
Thank you so much for the response, although is it normal for it to move around like in the video link?, and I apologize for the mistake.
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