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Old 10-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by PaulSChapman View Post
I just bought a new BMW deflection roller, and a new belt tensioner for my 2002 330Ci. I noticed that the roller wheels do not spin freely; they are actually pretty tight. Is this normal? The current ones on the car spin like a top, so I assume that they will free up after installation? I am replacing my current ones due to noise from at least one of them currently.

Also, does anyone know the torque specs for attaching these? I can't find any reference in the Bentley manual.

They do not spin freely, that's a sign of a new roller. Old rollers spin freely when they are old and need to be replaced. New rollers (pulleys) are tight and smooth and do not spin at all.

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