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Old 09-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
Matt Monson
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Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Teh Ghetto Garage, CO
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99 2.5RS, '85 911
'73 914 and 2012 BRZ

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How many of you have been able to reuse one of the older big black piston tensioners? I have, numerous times.

Ever try to reuse one of the new ones? They pop on recompression pretty much every time. They are a single use item.

Given that I've had more that one engine that I was ripping the heads off and changing something in 25K mi or less, I don't want to be spending $100 every time I work on my engine for a part that's got a 95k service interval. I should be able to remove it and the timing belt and reuse them up until they have hit their service life at 95k mi.
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