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    I need to change my cam belt today due to a failed idler / tension pulley. Never done it on a 16v (in situe) before but I was showing some concern about not having the correct tension tool. Well I just discovered that the sump plug tool is a perfect fit.

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    I mean a square tool that can apply tension to the tension bearing. I know it's not the correct tool.

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    I found a 3/8 drive socket wrench did the trick for me to take the tension off the tensioner on the auxillary belt on my 306 16v.

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    I have a full set of quarter inch and half inch drives.... Lol.....

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    I use an 8mm allen key. File off two corners. It has the benefit of sitting closer. Don't forget to turn it right way. Access is much better on a 205 compared to a 405.

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    Turns out both bearings are shot so I replace them and transfer them to the new engine later.

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    Why didn't I think of using a socket adapter!

    Great idea, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    I use an 8mm allen key. File off two corners. It has the benefit of sitting closer. Don't forget to turn it right way. Access is much better on a 205 compared to a 405.

    This works best

    On other models the clearance between tensioner and chassis rail prevent use of larger tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    I use an 8mm allen key. File off two corners. It has the benefit of sitting closer. Don't forget to turn it right way. Access is much better on a 205 compared to a 405.
    Peter, what do you mean turn it right way?

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    The top left tensioner can be rotated either clockwise or anticlockwise to apply tension.

    The underinformed rotate it the wrong way; this means belt pressure is at risk of unwinding the tensioner locking bolt.

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    Aahh ok. As per instructions, both rollers are tensioned anti clockwise against the belt. I can also see that adjusting both rollers in different ways could also alter the timing advance as the belt shortens when the bottom roller it tightened.

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    Also, PeterT's correct about the allen key. Fits much better in a confined space.
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    I find the best way to adjust these in a confined space is to tweak the bolt up fairly tight so that the tensioner can still be adjusted, but not so loose that it slips back when you release the pressure on the square drive. Once the tension on the belt is correct, I then tighten the bolt.

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