I have replaced my tensioner lever and spring as you suggest. I'm glad yours did not create havoc in your engine. Your blog is super cool!
If you are reading this and you are not Mark Bulwinkle, find his comment to my Annoying Banner post, click on his underlined name and find your way to his blog. Be sure to scroll down past the cool art he makes to see just where he lives.
Thanks for reading my blog, Mark! And CityBike!