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Old February 24th, 2018, 23:31   #31
Steve Addy
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Originally Posted by Abacus View Post
The center will just press out.

Iíve had one fail on me at around 80k and seen 2 others fail under 100k. It was new but had the smaller bearings and not the larger one. If theyíre all thatís available I recommend changing them with the timing belt. I have changed the ones with the 17mm center due to them feeling dry but have never had one actually fail.

Steve, I may have a spare I can drop in the mail. Iíll have to check my stash.
That would be great Mark but don't go to a lot of effort. I'm sure at some point I will stumble upon a tensioner pulley with a 17mm insert.

Originally Posted by ToddA1 View Post
Hmmmmm..... Iím curious what the 17mm one will log. Makes me want to look at one and see if it can be relubed.

At around $5 each, for the Uro, youíll log 200k before you reach the cost of the Mustang part.

Todd, that's one manufacturer I don't trust at all for just about everything they sell. I think I have a flange somewhere by URO and I'm not excited about using it.

97 Jetta TDI, 90 B3V TDI, 92 MB 300SD

You didn't poison the coffee, did you? Not anymore than I usually do.
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Old February 25th, 2018, 07:03   #32
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Originally Posted by ToddA1 View Post
Lol, figures you tried.

Hey, you know me, I just had to see what would happen.
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