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Hello all,

I posted this in the GTV forum but no luck so far.

I seem to have bought the most complicated tensioning tool out there. A pair of stilsons would have done the trick (& far cheaper) but I'm scratching my head how this actually works. Anyone used one? (It's a Laser 3791 tool)
 

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Please tell me that isn't your tippex on the pullies?
 

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Correct - that isn't tippex on the pulleys....I'm using the cam locks.....

Someone must have used this tool; I'm not normally a dullard but I can't work this thing out!
 

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Correction - it isn't MY tippex!
 

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haha, No worries.

Looking at the tool I can't really see how it would work. It doesn't even seem to touch the tensioner??
 

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Just to tie up this thread. Here's the tool in situ; finally worked it out :rolleyes:

The bottom is anchored into the alternator bolt position. The nut on the long bolt that's visible is then tightened/loosened to set the tension on the belt. Good thing is it holds the tensioner in precisely the correct position as you torque up the tensioner bolts. I reckon it would be a definite struggle to use this with the engine in the car, plus it's £50. Unless you're working on engines out of the car I wouldn't recommend this tool.

I know there is no belt on in the photo!
 

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