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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Mini_Vinnie View Post
Finally got my summer setup on! .......... stupid winter wouldnt leave

Great photos!
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Originally Posted by kurtsunn View Post
If my confidence remains high, will try to replace the chain tensioner as a precautionary measure.
Really easy; if you're messing with VANOS then you are ready for this. I was surprised just how easy it was in my '09 S. Remove the airbox, remove part of the intake tube, and the tensioner is then easily accessible. I just dug up this video for you:

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Question: Would replacing the tensioner be a good maintenance item?
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Originally Posted by njaremka View Post
Question: Would replacing the tensioner be a good maintenance item?
If you have money to burn. I believe most wait on this item until it starts to "speak"... when that happens, it will make your Mini start to sound like a diesel engine.

My tensioner decided to die around 89k miles. So I am dancing to that tune for the next time I need to replace mine. Maybe before that if I have to replace the passenger side mount. "Might as well while I am in there..." type mentality.
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