- May 22, 2007
I just ordered the last one from extreme psi. That might be the last one available who knows .
Evo 123 use MD185539/MD308587, which is the early '95 DSM tensioner; later DSMs use MD308086, which overlaps with Evo 4-7. Only Mitsubishi knows what the stock levels are, they could run out tomorrow, or 10 years from now.2G 7 Bolt blocks share the tensioner with Evos yes? So there should be less of a chance of this happening to the later 7 bolt DSM blocks?
Evo 123 use MD185539/MD308587, which is the early '95 DSM tensioner; later DSMs use MD308086, which overlaps with Evo 4-7. Only Mitsubishi knows what the stock levels are, they could run out tomorrow, or 10 years from now.
The Gates ones typically have "533" cast into them as well, but Gates is known to often change their products. For a while, they had the same idler pulley in their kits that Mitsu uses, now they don't. Their water pumps went from being similar to an OEM (at least in the impeller design) to the disc style unit. They've changed the tensioner pulleys twice now over the years. This is all regarding the 6-bolt timing stuff. Other than the belts, Gates seems to just buy parts from whomever they deem having the "best deal/reliability" (however they gauge it).There are replacements but no OEM replacements, or they are becoming scarce. Gates offers tensioners but I always went with OEM like a lot of others would do. Not bashing any aftermarket products but they just didn't seem to hold up compared to OEM tensioners. I haven't had any, so no first hand experience, but I have taken apart a couple motors that had tensioners in them that were super spongy and didn't hold tension like they should have. Those tensioners didn't have a #533 on them so I figured they were an aftermarket companies part.