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Old 03-09-2003, 01:41 PM
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The 116/117 engines do not use a ratcheting tensioner. The tensioner has a heavy spring and is then pumped up by oil pressure. When you did your timing chain and upper/lower rails you should have replaced the tensioner, even if on nothing more than principal.
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