C6 owners….step inside

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The serpentine tensioner on our cars is Gates 38131…at least for the TVS2300 cars. You can easily check yours to verify. I figured with 293,500 miles, mine might need a proactive replacement.

I ordered this tensioner only to find out the design has changed and no longer fits our cars. So the cost has gone from $50 to $230 if you order from Callaway. eBay to the rescue!

I found a few older style 38131 tensioners as new old stock on eBay and bought one for $45. It arrived Friday. I unboxed it on Saturday and 25 minutes later it was installed and ready for a test drive.

It’s a level 1 install on the difficulty level, swap the pulleys and it’s an easy off and back on.

If you plan on keeping your car a long time, this is a cheap shelf part to grab was they are still available :thumbs
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This is the new design and does not work
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This is the one you want.
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Here is the Dayco cross referenced part…89222

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133484652456?m ... media=COPY
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The dayco tensioner linked above is a correct fit then? If I’m reading that right I’ll grab one for the shelf.

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Never mind my post above.😂😂. Maybe it’ll help somebody else but I don’t even have a tvs2300.🤪. That’s what happens when you post after driving tail of the dragon I guess.🤓
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Check your tensioner, it may be the same one!
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