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Join Date: Sep 2001
Re: Urgent Help Required!!!!
You could try EB Alfa or Mangoletsi - both are very good usually. I've not seen a hydraulic tensioner on a V6 155, only the 164 12V, but you might be unlucky and have the hydraulic type on your car. I say unlucky as a new one is expensive....if you can find one.
If you have the hydraulic type, you may not need to bother doing anyhitng with it as long as it's not leaking too badly and the bearing is smooth and quiet. The mechanical/thermal type are les robust so change it if you can. Having said that, mine is on the original and it's got 110k miles on the clock.
I would also replace the waterpump while the belt is off as it's an arse to do with the belt in place.
Dealer should be able to tell you which type you have from the engine number anyway.
Only 1 tensioner/idler on the 12V V6 BTW.