What is this thing anyway?
The item you are looking at here is an accessory belt tensioner for a Sprinter T1N.
What is the original OEM code for this part?
The information we have about this product says that the OEM code is 612000570 or 6462000270.
What can you tell me about the vehicle groups that this thing will work with?
It works with Sprinters with the following designations:
2002-2006 Mercedes Sprinter Vans
208, 308, and 312
2003-2006 Dodge Sprinter
2500 and 3500
2002-2006 Freightliner Springer
2500 and 3500
What are the chassis types that this part will fit?
The part will work with the following chassis types: W 901, W 902, W 903, and W 904.
Are these designed with FEA and/or CAD?
Actually, yes. They were designed as specifically as possible. They were made using FEA, finite element analysis, and CAD, computer-aided design to make sure that you are getting the highest quality part possible.
What are they made of anyway?
They are made up of spun steel and/or wear resistant plastic.
What about the bearings? Are they lubricated?
Yes. These bearings are lubricated.
How about these seals? I’m worried that they will not be able to take the high temperatures that are involved with the operation of this kind of part.
We were told that these are high-temperature seals and that you should have no problems with them.
What are some part numbers that this product is similar to and I can compare with?
Here are some part numbers that would be similar to the product you are looking at on this page: 6462000570, 6112000270, 6112000470, 6462000270, 6112000370, 6462000370, 68001798AA, and 05080243AA.
I’ve heard that this was created to replace v-belt idlers and tension pulleys. Is that true?
Yes. It is true. The product you are looking at here was developed to replace idlers and tension pulleys.
What is the part number they mostly associate this thing with again?
The part number this would replace is 6462000270.