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      09-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by eldoble View Post
hi there,

was wondering what can happen if i have a "crooked belt tensioner"? i have a '06 330i, and the car runs great. Starts up without problems everytime, no strange noises, runs perfectly. But I took it for an inspection recently (independent BMW mechanic) and was told that I have a "crooked belt tensioner". What types of symptoms, if any, should i expect to see from this? What can happen if I do not get this fixed asap? How can i check and verify this myself?

Thank you
I have the same problem. My belt is off centered by at least 3mm. I'll by changing the tensioner, belt and idle pulley this weekend. I'll let you know if it fixed the problem