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Febest tensioner pulley

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Fullboogie, May 27, 2019.

  1. May 27, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    Fullboogie

    Fullboogie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I think most people know about the FEBEST 0187-GRJ200 Idler Pulley that is available for the tensioner pulley, rather than having to buy the entire Gates tensioner just to rob the pulley off it. I used the entire Gates kit on my 4Runner and the white Tacoma about two years ago and they are still going strong. However, on my daughter's silver Tacoma, I used Gates for the three idlers and went with the Febest for the tensioner pulley about six months ago.

    2,000 miles later and it's squealing again. I replaced it with a Gates today and everything is quiet again. I wonder if anybody else who has gone with a Febest has had better luck? I sure wish Gates would sell that pulley all by itself...
     
  2. May 27, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Blue92

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    A lot of people just replace the bearing in the stock pulley. Pretty easy job, all you need is a c-clamp and the edge of a table. Just take your old bearing to an industrial parts house and they'll get you hooked up. Most any town with an industrial/factory district will have at least one of these kinds of stores.
     
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  3. May 27, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    Fullboogie

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    Yeah, I know about the Nachi bearing. Just a heads up and question about other Febest users.
     
  4. May 28, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    TheDevilYouLove

    TheDevilYouLove You can’t polish a turd, but you can polish a TRD

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    I am currently running a Febest pulley with Nachi bearing. Only been about 5k miles but so far, so good!

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