Originally Posted by beerbarrel
is the installation of a belt tensioner the same for a buick le sabre 2000?
you don't have to take off the plenum(etc) to put in that elbow that connects from the belt tensioner to the intake manifold ?
are the o-ring included with 47065hp dorman good ?
Yes the procedure to install it is the same.
No you do not have to remove the plenum to do so.
From what I have heard they addressed the o-ring issues, even with the current nylon elbows, but I'd always recommend getting the aluminum elbows over the plastic ones.
Let me see if I can find the info about the o-rings, and the AC Delco O-rings that I am sure are the ones that are on the OE coolant elbows.
If you get the aluminum ones you should not have any issues with the o-rings as I mentioned, I have not heard of anybody that has used them have leaking issues.
But in case you are unsure about them I am almost positive these are the o-rings that are of a better quality than the ones used on the old plastic Dorman elbows, part number 1534066
ACDELCO Part # 1534066
I was unable to find the info I had read before about Dorman issuing a fix for the plastic elbows with o-ring problems, it does not really matter though, because the aluminum elbows are the way to go.