15/10/2020 SBDS tensioner installation procedure: mind the last tensioner pointer setting When installing an SBDS tensioner, it is important to follow the instructions found at install.gates.com or in the Gates app by scanning the QR code on the packaging. In this article, we highlight the key points of the installation procedure, focusing especially on the last tensioner pointer setting, which is crucial to ensure a uniform belt tension and avoid breakdowns. After all, a difference in tension between the tight side and the slack side of the belt will lead to peaks in belt tension, ultimately causing tooth shear and engine failure. More 11/09/2020 G-Force™ CVT belts: enhanced stock availability and range extension More 10/09/2020 VAG EA211 three- and four-cylinder engines with oval timing system pulleys More 26/08/2020 Kit Calculator: find out what’s to gain from using Gates kits More 23/07/2020 The indispensable role of the timing belt cover More Read More News A higher level of tech support with Gates! To help increase workshop efficiency and reduce the number of expensive warranty claims, we provide installers with better system and product know-how.