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Old 02 Sep 2011, 10:48 pm
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I just installed the newer design timing set on my 2001 engine. The instructions stated that I should use a small allen wrench to hold the device in place while trying to adjust using the 6 mm wrench. I was unable to find a "hole" for the smaller allen to fit into so I simply held the moving "W" piece of metal with my flathead so that I could get the belt on. Timing is dead on after finishing up, but the "W" moves when I turn the engine over, is this normal? I assume that it is self adjusting the tension.

I am calling the moving part on the right side of the photo, rear of actual tensioner, the "W".

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Old 03 Sep 2011, 11:25 am
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Using a 1/4 ratchet on the plate your supposed to turn the plate until the 'w' part lines up with the tab on the engine.
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Old 03 Sep 2011, 11:30 am
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Second post in this thread has a great picture of how it goes.
Timing belt DIY how-to tips needed...
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Old 03 Sep 2011, 02:44 pm
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Looking at those photos, looks like I have it right. Should the W move slightly when the engine is turned over?
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Old 03 Sep 2011, 05:51 pm
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Yes, that is the spring tensioner moving as the belt tension changes....
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