Date registered: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 2000 ML 430. 2007 Landrover D3 3.9L. 1976 Bristol 411
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well the Benz dealership just wasted an hour of my life. I went to pick up the pulley they had set aside for me, but it was an idler pulley - in an opened bag that said "belt tensioner" on it. Turns out they don't sell the pulley on its own, you have to buy the whole tensioner unit, which costs AUD$ 680! But hey, I suppose they have to pay the wages of the six guys in the spares dept sitting around doing nothing.
So I'm back to my slightly oversize aftermarket pulley. I figure if I can find a way to get the belt on with that pulley the tensioner should be able to cope with the extra 2mm it introduces to the belt path.
Thanks for all the suggestions re sources for these parts, however I live in Australia, not the USA, and it takes at best about 5 days to get a part here from the US, unless I can use someone like DHL which would add $100 to the freight charge.