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#3345709 - 04/17/14 03:40 PM Should this belt be replaced?
Rolomoto Offline


Registered: 10/10/13
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Loc: PA
The ribbbed side looks good but the smooth side is streaked, does it need to be replaced?
Thanks

pic of belt


Edited by Rolomoto (04/17/14 03:41 PM)
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#3345714 - 04/17/14 03:46 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
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I would....
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#3345721 - 04/17/14 03:55 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
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Belts are inexpensive quick fixes. I'd do it and have piece of mind.
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#3345725 - 04/17/14 04:01 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
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The outside doesn't matter much, it's how the inside looks like that matters.
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#3345732 - 04/17/14 04:14 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: CHARLIEBRONSON21]
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Originally Posted By: CHARLIEBRONSON21
Belts are inexpensive quick fixes. I'd do it and have piece of mind.


Exactly.
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#3345746 - 04/17/14 04:31 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
Kool1 Offline


Registered: 01/25/13
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If the streak lines can be felt with your fingernail, I would replace the belt. If the lines are visual only and can't be felt with your fingernail, I would leave the belt alone.

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#3345764 - 04/17/14 05:02 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: CHARLIEBRONSON21]
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Originally Posted By: CHARLIEBRONSON21
Belts are inexpensive quick fixes. I'd do it and have piece of mind.


This, and keep that one as a spare should you need it.
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#3345799 - 04/17/14 05:37 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
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That's pretty weird. Do you have a rusty pulley or something else messing with it? Has it been sitting?

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#3345857 - 04/17/14 07:12 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: eljefino]
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You could just wait til it starts squealing and slipping. Then you know you've got a little stretching. Most stretch first before actually breaking later. Its kind of like how brakes have a built-in squealer to warn you ahead of time.
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#3345858 - 04/17/14 07:13 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: FetchFar]
FetchFar Offline


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Or just change it to be sure. After 100,000 miles, those things might need it.
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#3345885 - 04/17/14 07:47 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
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Registered: 12/19/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Nothing wrong with that belt, The belt doesn't look that old anyway.
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#3345904 - 04/17/14 08:02 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: clinebarger]
another Todd Offline


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Originally Posted By: clinebarger
Nothing wrong with that belt, The belt doesn't look that old anyway.

+1
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#3346048 - 04/17/14 10:09 PM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
Rolomoto Offline


Registered: 10/10/13
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Thanks for all the answers!
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#3346299 - 04/18/14 09:11 AM Re: Should this belt be replaced? [Re: Rolomoto]
zzyzzx Offline


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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
How many miles are on that belt?

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