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Re: Alternator belt replacement

To tighten the belt tensioner you need a crown nut (the one which has hole on one side only, so the threaded hole does not go right through the nut).
Then, you put a ballbearing-ball into the nut (8 mm crown nut), screw in onto the tightener and keep turning it to tighten the belt. I am not sure if this is clear enough, but you may get the idea.
Bob Silas
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marco S Hyman 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:04 PM
  Subject: Re: Alternator belt replacement

  ABSDoug writes:
   > I was looking for advice on tighting my alternator belt (I'm replacing it)

  Instructions are in the manual.  If you don't have the official BMW manual
  you can also find instructions in the IBMWR's "Oilhead Maintenance Manual"
  available on the IBMWR website.   I think the link is called something like
  R1100 Tune Up Manual or something like that.

  // marc