Tool for Compressing Drive Belt Tensioner
by Duncan Edwards
These are the instructions to create a replica of the Saab tool that
compresses the multi-groove drive belt tensioner on later Saab 9000
engines. It should be usable on all balance shaft 2.0 and 2.3 litre
engines fitted with the hydraulic adjuster.
If you prefer not to make your own tool, a ready-made tool is available, based on the original Saab design.
It is preferable to obtain two pieces of box steel, one which fits snugly inside the other. The sizes chosen for the prototype were 20 and 14mm as these sizes closely resemble the original. This type of steel can be easily picked up from a larger hardware store or a steel stockholder. I bought all the bits from a local B+Q warehouse.
Hopefully these instructions will allow successful creation of a suitable
tool. Any amendments or changes to the instructions are welcomed to
make the production process easier.
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