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Old 09-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Wrong Pulley?

I was changing the belts and pulleys on my 00 323i and noticed that the tensioner pulley they sent me with my kit is nothing like the one on the car.

Can any one tell me what this tensioner that they sent me is for?

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Old 09-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: Wrong Pulley?

The mechanical tensioner was superseded by the hydraulic one. Or the other way around... It's a direct replacement and is less likely to give you problems. Make sure they sent you the newer version cause I can't remember which one it is right now.

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Old 09-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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This is the tensioner that is on the car right now..
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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The hydraulic tensioner (which is NOT the one in any of the photos shown so far) is the newer tensioner and the mechanical ones (pictured above) have been discontinued. That said, the tensioner on the A/C belt is not hydraulic and it is possible they sent you that tensioner instead.

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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Courtesty of a post by xi_ter, here is a picture showing both types of tensioners:

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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right but that mechanical pulley differs slightly from the one that I got on my belt kit...

For one...mine does not have the torx 50 hex bolt...instead it has a 15metric bolt..

Second...it does not have the adjustment bolt nor the hole to insert the allen wrench and adjust..

Either way I think it may work...

thus far I already broke the crankcase oil separator tube as it was to brittle and none of the local auto parts store carry it...
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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Where did you buy your tensioner/belt kit from? BMW or third party or ? If BMW, the mechanical tensioner on the engine is part #11281427252 (NLA), and the a/c mechanical tensioner is #11281433571 (available) ... which one did you get (if ordered thru BMW). If not BMW, is there a brand name on the tensioner? Ina or Uro or ?
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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That Gates tensioner is meant to cover a number of BMW's: 320I 2005-01, 323CI 2000, 323I 2000-1999, 323TI 2000-1999, 325CI 2006-01, 325I 2005-01, 325XI 2005-01, 328CI 2000, 328I 2000-1999, 330CI 2006-01, 330I 2005-01, 330XI 2005-01, 525I 2005-01, 528I 2000-1999, 530I 2005-01, X3 2006-04, X5 2006-01, Z3 2002-00.

That it doesn't look like the BMW/Ina mechanical tensioner, not a great surprise. Good luck.
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Pulley tensioner works perfect....all in all not that bad of a job...just keep track of what goes where...
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