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How to change Lnf tensioner ?????!!?!?!?!

Old 02-11-2019, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by cobaltssdude420 View Post
Either buy or make yourself a pair of snap ring pliers, take out the snap ring and disassemble it. I've reactivated mine many times and it's fine
What does disassembling do??
Like I totally know how to pull that shyt apart. I've got c-clip pliers .... Is there supposed to be enough tension that I cant push the plunger back in?

the plunger deal can just slide in an out right now ....
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Miltb
What does disassembling do??
Like I totally know how to pull that shyt apart. I've got c-clip pliers .... Is there supposed to be enough tension that I cant push the plunger back in?

the plunger deal can just slide in an out right now ....
You can make sure that it's engaging the way it should...you should barely be able to push on the plunger once it's engaged
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WELL!

My tensioner does not have a spring .... There is no notches or anything .... No possible way to make this thing set or move or whatever .... It's just a thing .... That slides out when oil pressure gets behind it ....

I guess .... I tried to move the little crimped piece on the end and it doesn't do jack ....

As you can see in the last photo, the body of the barrel has no notches or anything .... Just smooth with ports at the bottom for oil pressure.




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Old 02-12-2019, 09:23 AM
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Reference this:
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:56 AM
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The spring should be inside that body. That video is good.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:23 PM
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On your second picture, the spring is inside that. Push down on it with a flathead and turn it either way until it pops out lol. This must be a winter project or something because I would've given up already if I was you
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Danke this explains a lot.

I'm a newb .... I gather it's set now. Just needs installing .... And according to Powell it self sets.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:40 PM
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The spring should be inside that body. That video is good.
Yup .... Definitely helps.

Now to make this shiz work.
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Originally Posted by cobaltssdude420 View Post
On your second picture, the spring is inside that. Push down on it with a flathead and turn it either way until it pops out lol. This must be a winter project or something because I would've given up already if I was you
Yup!! 👍👍

Gonna pull the valve cover just to check everything likely .... And install the tensioner at the same time.

How do I check that the guides are okay?? I wanna make sure that nothing else is wrong with my timing system when I install the new tensioner.

Yup it's a winter project .... got a bay to store and work on it .... I've owned and worked on an old Audi for 3 years so this is hardly something that'll make me give up lol.

Said winter shiz!!
-4 C° and raining. Welcome to Ontario

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Well the guides have plastic on them so check for cracks. When was the last time the timing kit was done?
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Originally Posted by cobaltssdude420 View Post
Well the guides have plastic on them so check for cracks. When was the last time the timing kit was done?
Oh so just check for cracks .... Makes sense I guess.

Car has 145000km on it .... And the engine isn't near as old .... Probably has less km on it .... It's very clean looking .... Basically at one point the engine got changed .... So I assume that it never has been done .... I hope this is not one of those engines where you gotta do all Audi/VW type maintenance lol ....
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Oh so just check for cracks .... Makes sense I guess.

Car has 145000km on it .... And the engine isn't near as old .... Probably has less km on it .... It's very clean looking .... Basically at one point the engine got changed .... So I assume that it never has been done .... I hope this is not one of those engines where you gotta do all Audi/VW type maintenance lol ....
If there is a bit of play in the chain, the timing kit should be done. It's not that expensive and actually a really easy job if you take your time. You'll save yourself a lot of grief when you finally get it on the road lol
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Originally Posted by cobaltssdude420 View Post
If there is a bit of play in the chain, the timing kit should be done. It's not that expensive and actually a really easy job if you take your time. You'll save yourself a lot of grief when you finally get it on the road lol
I'm guessing there's play in the chain and that's why there's a rattle .... So I thought, if I changed the tensioner and the rattle went away then it's all good and just the tensioner was faulty .... But if the rattle stays then I could check it all over and perhaps change the timing chain completely.

i pretty sure I could change it myself as long as it doesn't involve using a lift .... Or any special tools .... and I won't have to retime it.
Kit cost around 100 right?
What's the best brand of kit?




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AC DELCO. It has to be timed lol. It's easy to do
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Originally Posted by cobaltssdude420 View Post
AC DELCO. It has to be timed lol. It's easy to do
AC Delco will be OEM and also more pricey lol .... Needs the new chain guide bolts and sprockets??

Oh heck .... Have no idea how to time it.

We'll see ....

Surprisingly the cover came off not to hard at all .... Considering a lot of people, have trouble getting the LNF cover off. Think the turbo to valve cover line bolt was already loosened at one point, so that really helped.

took the cover off .... Seems a fair bit of slack in the chain up top.


See the droop?


Everything looks decent otherwise though.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:26 AM
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Dude just do timing kit lol. I can tell you how if you want just send me a message
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cobaltssdude420 View Post
Dude just do timing kit lol. I can tell you how if you want just send me a message
Whyyyyyyyyyyyy????

​​My Audi was supposed to be the last car that I fixed stuff for no reason ....
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and this engine isn't even old lol. Does it look stretched or too much slack to you?

Like if that's the normal slack then I'm fine with that .... Or is it supposed to be perfectly taunt?

I'll message you if I need to do the timing kit.
Thanks for all your help so far. 👍
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Crapppppppppp .... I see what your saying .... Definitely this was run too much with something slack.

​​​​​Seems that through the port hole plug on the side .... You can see where the chain has worn through the guide ....

So what kit should I get?? Full kit with everything included?? Like both chains etc??

Links anybody??

OTTP guide bolts??


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You shouldn't need to do both chains. If you look in your manual it should tell you when to do the other one. Just spend the money and get an AC Delco timing chain kit on rock auto. It's $125 lol. photo392.jpg
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You shouldn't need to do both chains. If you look in your manual it should tell you when to do the other one. Just spend the money and get an AC Delco timing chain kit on rock auto. It's $125 lol. Attachment 62188
Sweet .... The other chain would just make it more complicated ....

That one is the basic kit right? I'm assuming the sprockets are fine ....

Wonder if I could hold the cams so they don't move .... Then I wouldn't need to re-time 🤔

125 is pretty cheap 😄 .... Hopefully shipping isn't over the roof ....
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Orrrr

https://www.amazon.ca/ACDelco-12680750-Original-Equipment-Tensioner/dp/B01LZPMZWS/ref=asc_df_B01LZPMZWS/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292950097832&hvpos=1o1&hvne tw=g&hvrand=14945301611931689330&hvpone=&hvptwo=&h vqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001043 &hvtargid=pla-492057767969&psc=1



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