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Tensioner Pulley

Tensioner Pulley

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#1 bmw.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

Hey Guys,

I'm in the process of replacing the two tensioner pulleys as the grease inside has dried up, and has begun making noise. From the diagram below I'm replacing pulleys in red, number 1 and 2. I've removed pulley 1, which can be seen below.

I've spend half the day trying to find a new replacement pulley. I went to German and Swedish, Euro car Parts and then BMW them selves and non of them sell this particular pulley.
Anyone know of a supplier that still supplies these?, or do I need to buy a whole new after market tensioner?

Part Number on the pulley is: 003-814-149/372 or its F-226-239-2300

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Edited by bmw., 15 August 2011 - 09:30 PM.

BMW E39 | 530i | Sport Auto | 2002

#2 Digidick

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  • Current Car:2001 530d Sport Auto

Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:05 PM

I had this same problem until I found a thread on another forum when someone had re-packed the pulley with grease and all was silent again.

If your very careful with a pick/knife blade you can lift that black bearing cover (the black circle in your photo around the centre silver one) and you find yourself with some dry bearings. Just fill the area with bearing grease and push the cover back on.

My had been fine for 6 months until I sold the car so don't know how she is now?

Edited by Digidick, 16 August 2011 - 08:07 PM.

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2001 530d Sport Auto
 


#3 Clavurion

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:28 PM

The pulley is not sold separately, but you can renew just the bearing. These should be the ones for pulleys, unfortunately I don't remember which is which. These numbers are for bearings made by FAG and should actually be even better spec than original.
*3202B.2RSR.TVH (EAN: 4012801161466)
*6203-C-2HRS (EAN: 4012802361230)
E39 530dA M-Sport

#4 Shires

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:37 AM

I had this same problem until I found a thread on another forum when someone had re-packed the pulley with grease and all was silent again.


I did this with my AC pulley and it's fine a year on. I cleared out the old crap with brake cleaner first.

The pulley is not sold separately


Correct. If it is a mechanical tensioner, I believe that BMW stopped selling those recently and want you to buy a hydraulic tensioner conversion kit. Presumably you can still get the tensioner+pulley aftermarket.
2003 E39 520i ES SE M/T

#5 bmw.

bmw.

Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:43 AM

Thanks for the advise guys.

I've ended up buying an after market hydraulic tensioner kit, as BMW were charging 6 times the price for one.
I only changed the tensioner on the alternator side. I will try having a go at removing the A/C pulley and re packing that with grease. Does anyone have the website link to opening and repacking the pulley?

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BMW E39 | 530i | Sport Auto | 2002

#6 Golf Pro

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  • Current Car:E39 2000 535i Sports/E28 1988 M535i

Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:25 AM

Hi There
Can you post the link where you bought the Aftermarket kit from please and what model E39 is the kit for, I have a 535i M62TU Motor.
Cheers
Addam

A/C pulley Repair and replacing grease links

http://forum.roadfly...gh-speed-grease
http://www.bimmerfes...p/t-465913.html
http://wwww.bimmerfe...d.php?p=5958557

Edited by Golf Pro, 21 August 2011 - 10:30 AM.


#7 Golf Pro

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  • Current Car:E39 2000 535i Sports/E28 1988 M535i

Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:32 AM

This is a good one
I did a cooling overhaul back in 2006 @90K miles.
Now the AC tensioner pulley makes noise when cold in the morning, very classic of bearing going dry.
- Took it out (Allen socket)
- Removed seal
- Packed regular wheel bearing grease
- Tapped seal back in using a 31-mm socket which has perfect diameter for the seal.
A gentle tap with a hammer and it is back in place.
- Re-install and all is quiet now.

#8 bmw.

bmw.

Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

I got the aftermarket tensioner from German, Frence Swedish (GFS) car parts.I'm sure EuroCarParts sell it too. I beleive they have a sale on for all car parts 25% off, online order only, till the end of the month. BMW dealer sells this whole kit for around £200, which is way too much compared to £30 after

Thanks for the links, I still have my A/C tensioner todo yet, still wondering whether to re greese or by a new tensioner with pulley.
BMW E39 | 530i | Sport Auto | 2002




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