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 Posted: 10-12-2011 09:19 pm
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sjensen24
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I recently replaced the tensioner bearings.  I had them pressed in by a local shop.  A couple of weeks later, I discovered that the pulley ring that contacts the belt had 'walked off the bearings', moving in toward the engine so that only half of the belt was still on it.

I called Delta and was told that he had heard of this before and recommends the use of Loctite 680 when installing the bearings.

a friend of mine expressed amazement that there is no mechanical retension of the bearings.

Am I missing something here?

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 Posted: 10-14-2011 01:31 pm
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497
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Interference fit.

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 Posted: 10-17-2011 07:19 pm
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It's quite normal to use press on bearings in this situation. You can easily do this with a bench vise in your garage and a large socket. It's not typical you need to resort to Loctite, but the mileage of the car will make a difference.

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