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    Thread: g-lader belt tensioner damper bushes

    1. Member Pete O. Arguelles's Avatar
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      03-22-2009 09:27 PM #26
      Here's the prototypes we used bronze for these but the production bushings will be made of 7075 aluminum with high quality high temp o-rings. They work great, look great awesome product. The first batch will be out in about a couple of weeks. Price TBD.
      Here the pics.
      One last thing with this bushung you don't need special tools to install the tensioner back on the engine just a piece of 8" 2X4. Square it over the top of the tensioner and push down alighn the stud to the hole in the bushing and slip it on. Works great for me this is why these bushings are flanged so they won't slip out or push out.





      Modified by Pete O. Arguelles at 6:29 PM 3-22-2009

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      Modified by Pete O. Arguelles at 7:20 PM 3-22-2009

    2. 03-23-2009 04:33 AM #27
      wow, they look perfect!
      Keep us updated

    3. 03-23-2009 03:08 PM #28
      oh i need 4 of those like now

    4. 03-23-2009 03:13 PM #29

      ^x2
      i have two tensioners but only really need a set for the one on the car

    5. 03-23-2009 06:23 PM #30
      As for the tool required to remount the tensioner, I compressed mine in a wood working vise and wrapped a piece of bailing wire around it to keep it compressed. Once I had it in place, I cut the wire and released the compressed spring... Would I use this method again? Absolutely!
      I like the bushing prototypes, keep them coming.

    6. 03-23-2009 06:43 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by where_2 »
      ...As for the tool required to remount the tensioner, I compressed mine in a wood working vise and wrapped a piece of bailing wire around it to keep it compressed. Once I had it in place, I cut the wire and released the compressed spring...

      I had one made from a c-clamp, the end had a metal U made and welded...it works very nice. I want to redo the other end so it holds the tensioner's top eyelet better, so it doesn't want to walk while taking it down. It was modeled after the VAG tool, an "u" at the bottom to fork the tensioner...and then on top it has a "seat" for the top eyelet.


      Modified by Z-Raddo G60 at 5:45 PM 3-23-2009

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      03-26-2009 07:29 AM #32
      I got back with my buddy for the final pricing details, for each bushing it will be 25dls shipped. He has agreed to help out the G60 community, after factoring in time, material, paypal, shipping, packaging you can see why.

      Take advantage these will not be made for very long.
      Wait time is approx 1 week once he has made the production bushing pm me for ordering.
      I will post the pics of the production items when ready.

    8. 03-26-2009 08:11 AM #33
      isn't there like two of these on each shock tensioner?

    9. 03-26-2009 08:42 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Z-Raddo G60 »
      isn't there like two of these on each shock tensioner?

      yea

    10. 03-27-2009 07:39 PM #35
      now to be a pita but i think your friend could move a lot more by selling these 25 bucks a set..... just a thought

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      03-27-2009 09:54 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by Clownracer v2 »
      now to be a pita but i think your friend could move a lot more by selling these 25 bucks a set..... just a thought

      No, your absolutely right we have thought about this so if buying two price will be 40dls. and 20 dls for any additional. If buying 1 it will be 25dls.
      It's just not worth the time and work, it's not about the money because there really isn't any or very little to be made. He has agreed to make some for me and also to help out the G60 folks.
      Thanks Pete

    12. 03-27-2009 10:12 PM #37
      cool well let us know when they come out im up for a set!

    13. 04-01-2009 01:06 PM #38
      still interested once they go into production

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      04-01-2009 03:23 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by Pete O. Arguelles »
      the production bushings will be made of 7075 aluminum with high quality high temp o-rings.

      I hope the 7075 is because he already has this in stock. Thats some expensive aluminum. I would be interested in set made with the bronze or even Delrin. The aluminum will start to oxidize and corrode over time unless you can get it anodized.

    15. 04-01-2009 03:25 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by noizze »
      I hope the 7075 is because he already has this in stock. Thats some expensive aluminum. I would be interested in set made with the bronze or even Delrin. The aluminum will start to oxidize and corrode over time unless you can get it anodized.
      good to know....lets get some on bronze!

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      04-01-2009 11:26 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by noizze »
      I hope the 7075 is because he already has this in stock. Thats some expensive aluminum. I would be interested in set made with the bronze or even Delrin. The aluminum will start to oxidize and corrode over time unless you can get it anodized.

      All the bushings will be made of 7075 aluminum. 7075 T6 although not the best has great corrosion properties. There is also the weight advantage of aluminum you don't want a heavy bronze or brass bushing.
      Take a look under the hood of your Corrado there are many aluminum parts 7075 T6 aluminum will last just as long or longer. you could also use wax to add additional protection to your aluminum parts under the hood.


      Modified by Pete O. Arguelles at 8:30 PM 4-1-2009

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      04-01-2009 11:32 PM #42
      Bushings are are taking a little longer than expected it will be a few more days and they will be availiable.
      Thanks Pete

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      04-04-2009 02:48 AM #43
      I'm also interested in a set!! Just pulled my charger for rebuild, perfect time to address this.

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      04-10-2009 12:59 PM #44
      Any updates on availability of these bushings?

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      04-10-2009 04:29 PM #45
      Bushings are here and they are AweSomE. Very light compared to the brass and very strong 7075 T6 aluminum. I'm picking them up tonight when I get off work. I will also post some pics up tonight of the new bushings.
      Pricing will be as discussed earlier in this post.
      25 shipped for 1
      40 shipped for 2 and any additional will be 20.
      This is a beutifull product my friend did an awesome job.
      I will be in charge of selling them my paypal is

      Parguelles@earthlink.net
      Thanks Pete

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      04-10-2009 04:33 PM #46
      I'll paypal you for two once picts are up. Thanks Pete!!!

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      04-10-2009 04:35 PM #47
      Ok great.
      Thanks Pete

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      04-10-2009 09:20 PM #48
      Here are the pics I have 12 bushings two are for my G60, I have ten left.
      You pick up the brass one in one hand the aluminum in the other and it feels like you have nothing in your hand compared to the brass one.
      It's a nice and tight fit.
      We thickend the flange on the aluminum and made it stick out a couple of mm on the other end to hold the entire width of the tensioner eyelet.





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    24. 04-11-2009 02:53 AM #49
      Paypal payment made for 2 bushings

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      04-11-2009 08:04 AM #50
      PM'd ya

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