Main Menu

Mechanical chain tensioners

Engine

Vehicle Information: Model: 911T; Year: 1970; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.2; Total Mileage: unknown;

I was searching through the database and came across this portion of an earlier post from Ed, "I use a tensioner called a Hoeptner, that is no longer made, which I considered the best. They were a totally mechanical, self adjusting, almost bullet proof tensioner. The popularity of the carrera type took over. DO NOT use the mechancial non-self adjusting type. They simply do not have any means of compensating for chain expansion/contraction."Is there another company out there that makes such a tensioner? If so, where can I find it? I don't have as much history as I would like to have for my 70 T, so I was thinking of upgrading the tensioners to help prevent the unthinkable. I'm in the same boat as Ed. As much as I like the idea of the hydralic tensioners, I dislike the way they look on the engine (not stock).Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.Sincerely,BE

You must log in to view answers associated with technical questions. Join PCA to participate in our community.
0
No votes yet