Ok, good, so the plastic fasteners can come out...just gotta be gentle I guess.
It's cool Barney, besides, there's a sence of pride one gets out of doing it by one's self
I don't want you to go through the trouble man, of taking it apart again. I do appreciate the advise and effort that you've given thus far.
I did happen to come across this diagram from Circle BMW's site.
Circle BMW: E46 328i Hydraulic Tensioner
No prices though
I'm confused now... are there two pullies for the assmembly and how big is it? From the diagram, which if assumed to be to scale, shows that the tensioner has a pulley along the bottom, but I thought it was on top?