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Old 09-02-2018, 10:37 PM   #1
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Water Pump project started finally....questions on tensioners and idler pullys

I have my OEM pump ready, have the covers off and ready to start draining coolant tomorrow. I would like to clean and possibly lube the tensioners and idlers before reinstallation of my new belt and pump. I have read somewhere that one of these broke easily when turned in the wrong direction ?? andy help would be greatly appreciated.. I plan on using synthetic axle grease if I can get the cover off and back on tight....anyone else use anything different ??

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Old 09-03-2018, 05:31 AM   #2
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If they spin freely and aren’t noisy, leave ‘em alone.
Agreed. If you want to refresh/refurb while you are there, just replace them, but if they are smooth and quiet I would leave them alone. It's not terribly hard to access them at another time should the need arise.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:41 AM   #4
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One thing leads to another....always

AFter removing the covers I found a fair amount of oil on the passengers side of the engine, might as well replace the original OAS (got parts on order , thanks Pelican ). My question is how to clean the oil off without removing the protective wax on the engine...don't want to get to harsh with the cleaning.

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