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Old 08-01-2000, 10:43 PM
Tinker Tinker is offline
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Guys, I don`t doubt your wisdom, but the part numbers I ordered (102-050-17-11 tensioner & 104-050-01-66 end cap) along with the spring and the rubber piece came from you guys at PartsShop. It is the latest style ratchet tensioner from M.B. And yes there is a ball and a ratainer in the end cap. I know the older style tension has two balls and springs because that is what I took out of the car. The part that replaced it looks different and can not be compressed (ratchet) after it has been extended. Also if you look at the piston of the new style ratchet, there is a spring and ball sealed in the piston assembly visible through the oil passage, but that is a whole different discussion. The other end concerns me. Love Tinker
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