Yeah, "while I'm in there" is exactly where I am. $1800 "in there" so far, debating if I should take that to $2100 .That's an interesting find. It may cost less but if you put it in perspective of the other "while I'm at it" maintenance items I wonder if the overall cost would change much.
Are you in a situation where the plastic guide has worn down and the tensioner spring is still fine? I ask since I have seen the opposite happen, in which case I'd just replace the whole unit anyway.
I just skimmed over your other thread, some nice work going on thereYeah, "while I'm in there" is exactly where I am. $1800 "in there" so far, debating if I should take that to $2100 .
On the m62tu it's the guide that wears apart, tensioner is good for several guide replacements. I don't know what the service life of the tensioner is on the s62. My goal is to lock down everything that will likely go before 200,000 miles (at 100,000 now). I'll spend the money if necessary, just don't want to needlessly
I ordered new tensioners, because I couldn't help myself, but I may also order some new guides to see how they fit on the used S62 tensioner that I take off.They are different. The S62 tensioner is where the oil for the vanos comes from. That filter (I think it's called) plugs into the tensioner then across the the cover. The m62 of course doesn't have this.
I have the old tensioners laying on the bench and a set of guides for a m62, I'll look to see if they fit.
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