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Old 11-16-2010, 07:33 AM
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Based on new information in this thread:
- Belts / Tensioner s/ Idler Pulley Replacement

For the newer E39's, we've now learned a T60 (Torx #60) drive needs to be added to the recommended drive-belt system overhaul tool list.

Apparently, the latest model E39s do NOT use the raised molded nut on the mechanical tensioners as the leverage point; they use a sunken molded T60 indentation instead.

So, whenever we do a rehash of the tools needed, we'll need to add a T60 torx socket & ratchet for mechanical tensioners, depending on your E39 model year.

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