with the tensioner theres the little indentation and arrow for tension... you mean set this a lil tight and then turn engine over?
will the belt be at the correct tightness just by putting it on and tightening it up on the late xe's? i know ive had to play about with tension b4 on 8v's but i cant see where the tensions set bang on on this one (if that makes sense)
You fit the belt then, with the tensioner centre bolt loose you use and allen key in the little hole and rotate it (clockwise i think). As the pressure against the tensioner builds up the little arrow will swing across. Then nip the bolt up. When you can turn the engine over a few times but the arrow stays in the little groove at tdc (it will swing about a bit inbetween as the belt works against the valve spring tension) its tensioned right.
Supposed to make it easier but i think the early set up is better.