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I have a 98 s70 with 96k miles on it. I was just informed by the dealer the engine is blown because the belt tensioner failed and the top end of the engine needs to be replaced for an estimated $4K. The car had the t-belt changed at 70K miles. The delaer never mentioned the tensioner before. Help I do not know if i SHOULD PUT $4K INTO A 98 WITH 96k MILES.
 

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It will be well worth it to repair it.That was a big discussion at the dealer I used to work at that the tensioner should be replaced at every timing belt service.I would always sell the tensioner when I did the belt.Once you have it fixed and keep an eye on the tensioner the engine will last you about 200,000 more miles.
 

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QUOTE(Tech @ Dec 19 2004, 12:28 AM)It will be well worth it to repair it.That was a big discussion at the dealer I used to work at that the tensioner should be replaced at every timing belt service.I would always sell the tensioner when I did the belt.Once you have it fixed and keep an eye on the tensioner the engine will last you about 200,000 more miles.
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the smart owner will always change the tensioner with the belt.
One thing i'll add is this, think about changeing your water pump when you install your 2nd. timing belt.
 
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