Hi all. I recently purchased an accessory belt tensioner from URO Parts because it was reasonably priced. However, after receiving it I noticed that parts of the metal base appear to have minor cracking, almost like a hairline fracture. The crack doesn't seem to be very deep and it also isn't spanning the entire circumference of the base.
I'm trying to decide if this is a definite no-go and needs to be returned...or if it's still solid and safe to use. As it just applies tension to the accessory belt, it doesn't seem like the load placed on the part is excessive. Obviously a new part with no crack would be preferable, but that would take at least another week, during which time my car would be out of commission.
I'll add some pics as soon as I figure out how, but just looking for opinions on whether anyone would risk it or if I just need to be patient and wait for a new part. 🙂