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Old July 8th, 2016, 02:23 PM
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Britpart 200TDI timing belt tensioner

I bought a timing belt kit from RovahFarm for my 200TDI. It came with a Britpart tensioner. At the time I was not aware of their (terrible) reputation. Would you guys buy another tensioner ($30ish), or just use it? The fact that it isn't a hydraulic tensioner or anything tells me to just go with it, but maybe that brand really is THAT bad?
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Old July 8th, 2016, 02:25 PM
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This belongs in the Britpart sub-forum
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Old July 8th, 2016, 02:29 PM
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This belongs in the Britpart sub-forum
You're a sassy one. I do agree it should be in the diesel engine sub-forum though
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Get an OEM one. Make sure that is not what you have first. Britpart sell both an OE version and a mystery sourced version.
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Get an OEM one. Make sure that is not what you have first. Britpart sell both an OE version and a mystery sourced version.
Ill post a pic later when I get home. I don't know how to tell the difference, and I don't want to find out the hard way when my truck is on the lift.
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Ask Rovahfarm.
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Wrong info, mixed up with another type
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The cheapie one has a open center section from the front. The oem style is solid in the front

I can't tell. I worked in auto parts for years, never saw stuff that didn't have part numbers on the box. Talked to Trevor @ RovahFarm he said there is only one tensioner? He sounded unsure but said he has sold many kits and never had a complaint FWIW.

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Britpart sells two. I'm looking at their parts list. The oem one will have G at the end of the part number.
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Britpart sells two. I'm looking at their parts list. The oem one will have G at the end of the part number.
I saw that. No part numbers on the box, or the part. Not even evidence of a prior labeling sticker. How do they even know its their part in the event of a failure?

I don't have a problem buying another, but I don't want to end up with the same thing. (If this is a shitty one)
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The cheapie one has a open center section from the front. The oem style is solid in the front
?? They need an open center as that is where the securing bolt goes.

ERR2530G is the BP part number for the OEM one.
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Pretty sure the front should have INA markings.


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Thanks guys I ordered the INA. It wasn't worth chancing over a $45 shipped part.
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Figured I would follow up. I ended up ordering the INA OEM tensioner. Can't really tell a measurable difference in quality between the two (which is what I expected). However I feel better knowing the bearing is most likely of better quality.

Here is a comparison between the two

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