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Hey thanks, I just ordered it. I checked that French link you had, but they were all out. One dealer had one in stock a couple states away, but it sold yesterday. Everything is being discontinued, even intercooler pipes.
 

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Is that even a real website? WTF is DNJ parts? That’s Chinese junk 100% you don’t take chances with timing.

I posted a link to a complete GM A20DTH kit in the UK.

Here is just the tensioner:

DNJ looks to be American. The part spec lists the OEM p/n. We’ll see when it comes. That German one already shipped and was the cheapest. I guess I can compare the two before I return it. Thanks again. That’s gonna save at least a couple peoples asses.
 

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Is that even a real website? WTF is DNJ parts? That’s Chinese junk 100% you don’t take chances with timing.

I posted a link to a complete GM A20DTH kit in the UK.

Here is just the tensioner:

Looks like someone here snagged up the OE A20DTH Tensioner on eBay. For aftermarket Id trust INA, Litens, SKF and Dayco. I’ve used these brands on my VW TDIs and they are all solid, the Dayco timing stuff was actually better than OE on the MK IV TDIs.

Here is another INA tensioner INA 531 0844 10 Tensioner Pulley, timing belt for ALFA ROMEO,CADILLAC,CHEVROLET | eBay
 

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DNJ looks to be American. The part spec lists the OEM p/n. We’ll see when it comes. That German one already shipped and was the cheapest. I guess I can compare the two before I return it. Thanks again. That’s gonna save at least a couple peoples asses.
The DNJ picture doesn’t show an OE tensioner which has the Japanese red bearing ring on the GM unit. My guess is DNJ is a reboxed Chinese part.

The OE GM tensioner looks just like the Febi/Bilstein part which is probably the supplier to GM.

I got the last INA tensioner from Amazon France. They will have more. I posted an eBay link with another one.

There are millions of cars with this engine in Europe and Australia still on the road. We will likely have to resort to sourcing parts like this from European sources in the future.
 

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Here’s mine from Amazon in France, $46.96 with shipping and VAT. So weird we are having to get stuff from Europe for a car that is 7 model years old. Unreal really, like being in a 3rd world country.

I’ll keep this as a spare, if the the unit @Bvogt is correct I’m gonna order the complete kit from the UK so I have a kit for my next TB change.
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I just got mine yesterday. Came from Germany. Sure looks the same to me, I’ll update when I put it in. I’ve done it before and it looks legit

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Here’s mine from Amazon in France, $46.96 with shipping and VAT. So weird we are having to get stuff from Europe for a car that is 7 model years old. Unreal really, like being in a 3rd world country.

I’ll keep this as a spare, if the the unit @Bvogt is correct I’m gonna order the complete kit from the UK so I have a kit for my next TB change.
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I’m planning on doing it Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll either let you know it worked or will be listing parts for sale after the pistons and valves kiss
 

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I’m planning on doing it Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll either let you know it worked or will be listing parts for sale after the pistons and valves kiss
lol let’s hope that doesn’t happen. I’m gonna be ordering that euro timing belt kit today.

Not to highjack the thread, but what are some good things to tackle while going the tb, along with water pump
 

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lol let’s hope that doesn’t happen. I’m gonna be ordering that euro timing belt kit today.

Not to highjack the thread, but what are some good things to tackle while going the tb, along with water pump
Idler pulley obviously. Drive belt and associated if your ambiguous. Clean all the oil leaky oil off lol and that’s about it unless you wanna toss on an alternator for shits and giggles. Might as well flush all the coolant and do a proper flush.
 

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If you see stock recently it might be because of me... not trying to take credit but it might have been.

The best way to get the tensioner is to bring your vehicle in for a timing belt and water pump full service. When they don't have the part open a case with GM corporate. They'll update you weekly on the issue and perhaps offer you incentives for the delay. I was told they did a special parts release to remedy the issue.
 
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