Tools Euro R tensioner

Discussion in 'Tools & Equipment' started by tpog60, Sunday 23rd Aug, 2015.

  1. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    hello,

    My euro r started wining on the way home from the hospital last night. I had a listen and recon it is the tensioners / pullys.

    Best place to get them?
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I'd always start with HH.
     
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  3. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Rob Plymouth
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    Good shout. I forgot about them. I got my intake from them.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Don't forget to mention HK discounted price:money:
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    What kind of whine is it ? Does it change turning the steering wheel ?
     
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  6. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Didn't check steering wheel. It goes when you drive just at idle you can hear it.
     
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  7. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just gone to start the car and no battery power so guess the whine was the alternator.
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    @DeviateDefiant sound familiar?

    @tpog60 You still want to check the tensioner when you have the belt off. A failed tensioner may have caused stress one the alternator.
     
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  9. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I will be nipping down to the alternator shop in the morning. Is the alternator used in any other model as I know when I ask for a Euro r they will look at me with blank faces.
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That sounds like a dead alternator to me, I've had it on mine - twice. Incidentally it was down to the auto-tensioner not doing it's job properly and putting undue strain on the alternator. Although I've now replaced the tensioner and sourced another new alternator, my power steering pump took a beating too and still produces some funny sounds, it will need replacing too at some point.

    Check the wear indicator on the auto-tensioner, the marker should be pointing between the raised and indented points both when the car is off, and running. I found that mine was wobbling about when the engine was running.

    86059_k24a3-k20-k24-k-series-auto-tensioner-wear-indicator.

    Hopefully that's fine, and it's just an aging alternator. The alternator is the same on the Euro-R as the UKDM Accord, as the part number (31100-RAA-A03) was superseeded by the CL9's (31100-RAA-A05). Buying from a dealer you're looking at £300-400. They're supplied by Denso, and their part number is DAN983. You'll find them an awful lot cheaper outside of the dealer supply chain, I pulled off a minor miracle and secured one for £69 from Amazon, they're currently £206.50 there.

    I've had a little look about, the cheapest I can find currently is £165 from Euro Car Parts: Denso Honda | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    You can of course get cheap aftermarket alternators, they generally do have anything near the lifespan of genuine Densos:

     
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  11. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for that. Very very helpful. Is it the same for the tensioner to? Would you say get that from main dealer or do they do an upgrade one somewhere?
     
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  12. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I have got one from motor parts for £145.00 but is new not refurbed. Euros said it would be 50/50 new or refurbed.
     
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The tensioner is pretty much a Honda only part as far as I'm aware, it's something I'd only ever go genuine for anyway. Have you checked yours to see how it is?

    I had the mistake the first time of replacing the alternator and not looking any further to find the auto-tensioner issue which was the cause.
     
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  14. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That's what mine looks like
     
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  15. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That looks fine to be honest, did you look with the engine running?
     
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  16. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Got no power still. It has been hammering down all day. I will fit the alternator tomorrow and see what it looks like when running.
     
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  18. tpog60 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That's a nice write up. Thanks for your help, I will get it on tomorrow and hopefully all good.
     
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    Just changed the alternator, the bottom bolts are a pain as Honda thought it a good idea to put the A/C pipes in front of them. But all working fine now, no whinging noise and the tensioner doesn't move when the engine is running.
     
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  20. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good job :Thumbup:

    Always pleasing to get your ride back to full health.
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    @tpog60, come on man grab yourself an avatar !
     
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