Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-19-2004, 08:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 338
350SDL Belt Tensioner Spring - One End Is Painted Blue - Why?

I have a new belt tensioner spring to install along with the tensioner shock. I notice one of the hook ends on the spring is painted a blueish color. Does this mean that the painted end goes in the up or down position, does it matter?

Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-19-2004, 09:27 PM
The Least of These
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Exton, PA
Posts: 559
The two that I have replaced were on a 124 and a 210. I do not remember one end being different from the other. Do they look the same? If so they were probably just marked a certain way during manufacturing for some comunication purpose.
__________________
1996 (W210) E300D 86K - Traded in for a Lexus
1992 (W124) 300D 2.5 Turbo 202K - Sold
1983 (W123) 300D, 146K - Sold
1970 280S, 263K - Sold - Beginning of addiction
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2004, 07:39 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 338
300SDLLLL,

Are you saying the painted end should be on top when mounted?

Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-20-2004, 12:50 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV
Posts: 3,063
I'm not sure if I noticed any paint on the belt tensioner spring on my 87 300D, but I did have a look at both ends of it and they seemed identical to me.
__________________
2004 VW Jetta TDI (manual)

Past MB's: '96 E300D, '83 240D, '82 300D, '87 300D, '87 420SEL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page