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  • NL 3.5L tensioner pulley Torque?

    Having replaced the valve stem seals, plugs and cleaner the lash adjusters on my 293k engine, it is now time for the timing belt and water pump.

    I have read many threads but cannot find a definitive answer on the intial tension of the tensioner pulley against the timing belt. My manual says to insert the special tool ( I have made one) and apply 4.4nm using a torque wrench, then tighten the pulley bolt. Another article says 9.4nm of torque.
    Can someone please advise?
    Thanks

  • #2
    i would say the tension would be more the 9. nm plus use some Lock-tite.
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    • #3
      +1 little bit of loctite helps prevent it working loose.

      For me the tension I have always used has the hyd tensioner rod not move out when securing pin is released. Someone on here not long ago quoted someone who said "just enough so the tensioner pushes onto the hyd tensioner rod enough so the securing pin wriggles freely" which is about where I set it to. If you tension to much so the securing pin comes free then goes hard to pull out again because the hyd tensioner rod is pushed back to far then it's to much.
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