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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 11:23:55 +1300
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: 9000 tensioner problem?

We have just replaced the chains in my friends 1996 9000 Aero Automatic. He is now suffering from a vibration at low revs which smooths out to be unnoticable up the rev range. The chains were all adjusted to TDC and the marks on the balance shafts and cams all lined up, and were still lined up having rotated the engine a few times by hand before we put the timing cover back on. We put a new water-pump on and top engine mounts, replaced the two pulleys and belt, and reconditioned the starter and alternator. I am wondering now about the belt tensioner and would like to know how this goes bad and the effects of it doing so please? Does anyone else have any ideas to work on? -- Richard Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, New Zealand

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