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†Idler/Tensioner Pulleys #4759376
05/16/18 11:57 PM
05/16/18 11:57 PM
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Posts: 65
TX
raburn2906 Offline OP
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TX
I'm going to be replacing the serpentine belt, tensioner, and pulleys on my 2008 F150 4.6. Does anyone have recommendations? Dayco or Gates, pros or cons of either.


2008 Ford F150 XLT 4.6L
174,004- Valvoline Synthetic Max Life - Wix 51372
2001 Ford F150 XLT 5.4L
216,091- Valvoline Synthetic Max Life - Wix 51372
Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759410
05/17/18 03:39 AM
05/17/18 03:39 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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IMO, if this is an OE belt, replace with OE since it has 10yrs & 165K on them. You went this far on OE, why change and possibly get less.

Last edited by Char Baby; 05/17/18 03:40 AM.

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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759420
05/17/18 04:23 AM
05/17/18 04:23 AM
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Indiana
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I also vote OE.


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759467
05/17/18 05:43 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
bullwinkle Offline
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^Another vote for OE-just say no to Chinese bearings!


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759532
05/17/18 06:54 AM
05/17/18 06:54 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Online content
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The dayco tensioners are normally made in Canada by the oe supplier


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759548
05/17/18 07:08 AM
05/17/18 07:08 AM
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socal
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I just replaced all mine on the GMC w Dayco and no problems. I have used gates in the past and itís all good. Canít go wrong w either one or OEM


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759653
05/17/18 08:30 AM
05/17/18 08:30 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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You can use Dayco but you have to be very careful, the box may say made in Canada or USA but you must look at the bearing.
If its made in China or nothing because they turned the bearing over so you cant see it (yes they are scumbags) pass.
This means no internet order from Rock you have to see it or just go OE.
Gates blows don't even waste your time.


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759743
05/17/18 10:03 AM
05/17/18 10:03 AM
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Santa Barbara, CA
bdcardinal Offline
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I vote OE, but obviously I am biased.


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4759830
05/17/18 11:30 AM
05/17/18 11:30 AM
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Connecticut
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You don't want to be in there again for the life of the car. Get OE or an exact equivalent. OE isn't often that much more money.


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1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: Trav] #4759972
05/17/18 01:31 PM
05/17/18 01:31 PM
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Margate England
Claud Offline
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Gates blows don't even waste your time.


How do you justify that statement?. I've always used Gates or Dayco, never had an issue with either brand.

Claud.

Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: bullwinkle] #4759980
05/17/18 01:36 PM
05/17/18 01:36 PM
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Va.
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Va.
You got a problem with Uncle Ho and his Yak grease?
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
^Another vote for OE-just say no to Chinese bearings!


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Valvoline 10W-40, Motorcraft FL1
Isotope U235
Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: Claud] #4759995
05/17/18 01:49 PM
05/17/18 01:49 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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Originally Posted By: Claud
Originally Posted By: Trav
Gates blows don't even waste your time.


How do you justify that statement?. I've always used Gates or Dayco, never had an issue with either brand.

Claud.


Multiple very early failures on 4.6 and 5.4 engines (and others), its that simple.


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Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: Trav] #4760045
05/17/18 02:13 PM
05/17/18 02:13 PM
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Margate England
Claud Offline
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Margate England
Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: Claud
Originally Posted By: Trav
Gates blows don't even waste your time.


How do you justify that statement?. I've always used Gates or Dayco, never had an issue with either brand.

Claud.


Multiple very early failures on 4.6 and 5.4 engines (and others), its that simple.


Got a link to this? I'm just curious, not trying to troll you.

Claud.

Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4760091
05/17/18 02:59 PM
05/17/18 02:59 PM
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Canada
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Canada
All the manufacturers for these use whatever bearing they might be able to source. Without seeing it, there's no way to know for sure. But there has to be a ton of noise and play before anything bad happens. The bearings are also usually a standard size like 6203, so they can easily be pressed off and replaced. These are so easy to change that I wouldn't overthink it.

Re: †Idler/Tensioner Pulleys [Re: raburn2906] #4760102
05/17/18 03:12 PM
05/17/18 03:12 PM
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Florida
artificialist Offline
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Florida
1. OEM
2. Dayco


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