Mistaken polarity jumpstart AAARGH Help?

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Re: Mistaken polarity jumpstart AAARGH Help?

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c.morewood wrote:only tricky thing is getting the locking pin into the tensioner hole :-)
Yes, that's true..

Just replaced the tensioner on Robyn's 207. Same sort of tensioner but the pin is about 5mm in diameter and a bit easier to get in and out due to it being that much meatier... Same double spanner trick needed to do it though...
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Re: Mistaken polarity jumpstart AAARGH Help?

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Ok, bit confused here...!

The guy who did mine didn't use a pin, as far as I'm aware - he just moved tensioner back with the spanner/tool, looped belt off pulleys, released tension, did the alternator, used tool again to move back tensioner, put belt back on pulleys, release... good to go?

Why do you need the pin - or should I anticipate some disaster about to happen as he didn't?

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Re: Mistaken polarity jumpstart AAARGH Help?

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The pin just locks the tensioner back into the fully retracted position and that makes it easy to fit the belt.. Otherwise you need one hand on the long spanners to hold the tensioner retracted whilst you use your remaining hand to fit the belt; a bit like juggling under tension :lol:
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Re: Mistaken polarity jumpstart AAARGH Help?

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Ah, that explains why he said 'just stick the belt back on while I keep the tension off' then!

He replaced the pin, in effect while I put the belt back on the pulleys!

Good stuff. Thanks all.
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neil123 wrote:
Thirty five quid labour - and an entertaining hour watching someone else work -

Neil
Cheaper than watching some football matches according to reports last week!! :-D The question is which is more entertaining?
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Tis true with Liverpool :).....£300 would be good value to watch the mighty ARSENAL !
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How much does Leicester charge for their home games?
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They are playing some very fine and entertaining football that is for sure (this season). Their dissection of Man City was superb.