Belt Tensioner

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Bugrug
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Belt Tensioner

Postby Bugrug » Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:46 pm

Good evening, day, morning to you all.....
Well, my Free Spirits drive belt tensioner just decided to FO this weekend into a parallel universe, lost the tensioner wheel, bracket that supports it and the spring....!
However, I have just proved it ia possible to run (carefully) without a tensioner mechanism for at least 300 miles with very minimal and minor damage to the outside of the belt.

What are you guys using?
I'm reluctant to fork out for another Free Spirits tensioner but I like the idea of the spring loading facility to keep a balance of maintenance vs daily use.

The takeaway from this post is that you CAN get home with a busted tensioner, just take it easy out there guys....
If it aint broke, it aint fixed proper, yet.........

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