- Jan 8, 2006
The workshop manual is a little vague on this one. Can anyone help me with advice on the primary chain tensioner, does it need any maintenance, I take ie that it is tensioned with oil pressure?
Ron L said:but I seem to recall that at the bottom of the "trough" formed by the sheet metal plate designed to funnel the primary oil into the adjuster is a ball bearing check valve to allow oil into the chamber, but not out. Can somebody confirm or deny this??
vince said:am I right in thinking that the tensioner springs take up the slack in the primary chain and when running the oil doesn't add to the tension it simply holds the plungers in place by virtue of the non-return ball??
Jason Curtiss said:I looked through my parts manual for this ball but it's not shown. Perhaps it's an integral part of the aluminum tensioner housing and trapped in place and hidden from sight?