Don't hit me. This is probably a lot longer than it needs to be. Need sleep.
So I'm walking down the pulley replacement line, and I've stumbled upon a question or two.
Ideally, I'd like to replace both tensioner pulleys(#3), and both idler pulleys (#'* 8 & 9), with metal units. I, however, have only found a SC tensioner pulley that is metal. I know that a metal version of the PITA #9 idler pulley can be found, as mine has been replaced once a few years ago with one, after it shattered. I'm thinking that #9 metal is available here, http://www.zzperformance.com/grand_p...=195&catid=111
but the correct size is listed as a "6 rib" pulley, which leads me to believe that is actually a grooved pulley - which is wrong.
I went to Pulley Boys and found this http://www.pulleyboys.com/gm_idler.html
when I spoke with Levi (@ PB) this evening, he said that the pulley linked there is actually 3.54" - I'm confident that the tensioner can make up the difference...BUT, it doesn't have the "fanned" face, which leads me to believe that it has a different offset. Is that correct?
For the same reason, I'm thinking that I cannot just use this #3 Acc Idler
in place of this #3 SC Idler
because of this
What say you?
I've searched many a thread, and looked many places, but I cannot seem to find what I've described that I have been looking for. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
*yes, pulley questions are a dime a dozen - god knows I've looked.