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Thread: Engine Belt Tensioner Pulleys -- 2 Types?

  1. #11
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    Okay -- all good over here. Truck running perfect, turning heads as usual.

    Question? Anyone ever source a belt that didn't need to run around a tensioner pulley for the A/C...? My thought is that if you loosened or removed the A/C mounting bolts, you could then get enough slack to loop the A/C belt around the A/C pulley and leverage the A/C unit back in place, thereby negating the need for a tensioner pulley. Might be a "stretch," but I thought I'd throw it out there.

    BTW -- I did end up buying a new pulley from Lucky8 for ~ $130.

    --Paul
    '93 LWB, one of many L-R's over the years (GDE bumper w/Warn 8k, Disco axles, RTE 2" springs, Viair)
    1964 88" Truck Cab -- Stolen, then re-appeared locally after 20 yrs
    1966 88" Station Wagon -- Sold
    1967 NADA 109" -- Sold (after I wedged a 300 CID Ford 6 into it)... Help locate! Green 1967 NADA 109
    1990 RRC -- caught fire while wife driving solo... Good times!

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    If and when the belt stretched - would you have enought ability to tighten without the tensioner?
    94 - Range Rover LWB - 241000 miles!

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    Sorry I didn't see this thread sooner Paul. You know I sell used parts...I have a bunch of those tensioner pulleys. Interested in your efforts to replace the bearing though, as eventually there won't be any decent used ones to be found. They also tend to break right at the clamp so be sure not to overtighten them.

    As for your idea about doing away with the tensioner, I don't think it would be feasible. Belts do stretch slightly over time and you have to have some sort of adjustment to take up that slack. And they are generally sized in 1/2" increments, you'd have to be very lucky to find one that was an exact fit in the first place. Then, there's still the other tensioner to worry about...
    '91 RRC-4.2, R380, LT230, GDE bumper with Smittybuilt 8K winch, Custom 3" lift, 33's, Equipe trailing arms, Rock Ware sliders, Custom diff guards, Maxyedor HD steering, TT/Detroit, Rovertracks axles
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    Ha Ha ....! Hi Dan!

    Yes, I was just trying to eliminate one of the thousands of moving parts on an RRC...!

    The new tensioner and belt will be going in this weekend.

    I'll keep you mind for future sourcing!

    Will be finally be swapping my transfer case this summer.

    This thread is DONE!

    --Paul
    '93 LWB, one of many L-R's over the years (GDE bumper w/Warn 8k, Disco axles, RTE 2" springs, Viair)
    1964 88" Truck Cab -- Stolen, then re-appeared locally after 20 yrs
    1966 88" Station Wagon -- Sold
    1967 NADA 109" -- Sold (after I wedged a 300 CID Ford 6 into it)... Help locate! Green 1967 NADA 109
    1990 RRC -- caught fire while wife driving solo... Good times!

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    Off this topic but did you get one of these Paul?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Land...tUuWk9&vxp=mtr

    You will need it
    95 4.6 Range Rover LWB 25th anniversary (Rovage)50230 cam/RPI ECU
    04 Range Rover
    87 white RRC
    93 Range Rover LWB Crawler 4.6


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    Quote Originally Posted by ccec View Post
    Ha Ha ....! Hi Dan!

    Will be finally be swapping my transfer case this summer.

    --Paul
    Are you putting in an LT240?

    Did this learning experience last summer
    94 - Range Rover LWB - 241000 miles!

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