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#2044696 - 10/12/10 06:35 PM Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage
wwillson Offline

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All,

You can find the questions and answers to the Dayco Q&A here:

Dayco Q&A on BITOG homepage

Thanks,

Wayne

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#2044727 - 10/12/10 07:04 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
Johnny Offline


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Now, that is what a Q&A should look like. Complete with the names of the respondents.

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#2044763 - 10/12/10 07:39 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Johnny]
dkryan Offline


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Originally Posted By: Johnny
Now, that is what a Q&A should look like. Complete with the names of the respondents.


+1
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#2044798 - 10/12/10 08:08 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Johnny]
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+1
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#2045033 - 10/12/10 11:26 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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thumbsup approved

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#2045223 - 10/13/10 08:03 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
Scienceman Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Very nice!

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#2045235 - 10/13/10 08:23 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
cchase Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 4021
Loc: New England
Now that's the way they should be done. Very nice. thumbsup

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#2046134 - 10/13/10 11:02 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: cchase]
mechanicx Offline


Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 8576
Loc: Ohio
+1. I just made a new thread when I could've just posted it here. I guess I glanced over the title, went to the Q&A and assumed this thread was locked. Doh.

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#2046139 - 10/13/10 11:05 PM Re: Dayco's Q&A [Re: mechanicx]
tinmanSC Offline


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I too liked their answers. Thorough and informative. No complaints.


Edited by tinmanSC (10/13/10 11:06 PM)
Edit Reason: I have fat fingers =(
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#2046140 - 10/13/10 11:08 PM Re: Dayco's Q&A [Re: tinmanSC]
mechanicx Offline


Registered: 10/23/09
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Yeah I just noticed the we can post relies to the Q&A sticky. It looks like I'm not alone in thinking they did a good job.

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#2046148 - 10/13/10 11:18 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: mechanicx]
modularv8 Offline


Registered: 10/20/09
Posts: 694
Loc: Texas
They did a great job. I just put one of their "w" poly rib belts on my truck. And it is dead quiet. Alot of the noises I though were engine related were gone, must have been the belt. I missed my opportunity to ask my question (didn't know they were doing a Q&A). Anyway, they need to put a Q&A on their site. I like all the other info/videos on their site about troubleshooting belts. I really liked their responses to the Q&A.
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#2046169 - 10/13/10 11:38 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: mechanicx]
finalyzd Offline


Registered: 11/24/09
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Loc: fairfield,CA
Very good read. Will be looking at purchasing a belt from them now. I'm due for replacement
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#2046170 - 10/13/10 11:40 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
Nick R Offline


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Fantastic! Even the president of marketing knew what he was talking about. They answered all questions in an appropriate, and infomrative manner. Two thumbs up! I got both of my questions answered to a satisfying degree. approved
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#2046177 - 10/13/10 11:54 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
tom slick Offline


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very good job!
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#2046187 - 10/14/10 12:25 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: mechanicx]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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No problems with their belts,i like them.The pulleys went almost a year then the first -0f morning i heard the darn bearing let go,it started growling right away.I think it has to be the grease that was used.Personally i wasn't satisfied with the answer about Chinese bearings.

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#2046238 - 10/14/10 03:04 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Loc: USA
I just now found out that Dayco did a Q&A but I like their answers and letting you know who answered. I also like the free wear gauges I just received.
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#2054257 - 10/22/10 05:32 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: postjeeprcr]
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Mobil should read this section and learn the CORRECT way of doing a Q&A...
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#2054872 - 10/22/10 07:02 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
Stu_Rock Offline


Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 998
Loc: Houston, TX
I just now got around to reading the Dayco Q&A. Nicely done.

Dayco really comes across as being an outfit that employs a lot of thoughtful people. That's worth a lot to me as a consumer.

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#2055996 - 10/24/10 07:06 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Loc: Top of Virginia
I agree; that Q&A was most excellent. Thank you Dayco.

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#2056064 - 10/24/10 09:12 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Stu_Rock]
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Originally Posted By: Stu_Rock
I just now got around to reading the Dayco Q&A. Nicely done.

Dayco really comes across as being an outfit that employs a lot of thoughtful people. That's worth a lot to me as a consumer.


Agreed. I have been a long time proponent of Goodyear products, but when and if Dayco becomes available in my area I will certainly use them for that reason.

This is IMO, the best Q&A of the three... By far.
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#2071540 - 11/09/10 07:26 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 10/06/08
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Loc: NC
Wow, very nice. I used to use good year belts but i will definitely give the Dayco belts a try. I really appreciate how they answered the questions. Great job Dayco.

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#2071602 - 11/09/10 08:44 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: jstutz]
Samilcar Offline


Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Iowa
I was originally going to get a Gates serpentine belt for my wife's car, but decided to try one of Dayco's W belts solely because of the quality of this Q&A. So far this new W belt has silenced the chirp that the old OE belt(70,000 miles)had.

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#2072385 - 11/09/10 10:03 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Samilcar]
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Originally Posted By: Samilcar
I was originally going to get a Gates serpentine belt for my wife's car, but decided to try one of Dayco's W belts solely because of the quality of this Q&A. So far this new W belt has silenced the chirp that the old OE belt(70,000 miles)had.


Speaking of your chirp, there are some good diagnosis videos on Dayco's site detailing the cause of certain noises, and how to fix them. Maybe you should look into it to make sure the noise stays gone.
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#2082089 - 11/20/10 06:49 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 14
Loc: Tulsa, OK
Thanks again for all the kind words. It doesn't stop here. Please feel free to send me any additional quesitons you need help with.
Robert Christy
Director of Marketing, Dayco

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#2159933 - 02/03/11 02:51 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
caravanmike Offline


Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 1069
Loc: ohio
i must of missed the answers when they came out? just got caught up and they are the most direct well answered question i have seen from a corporation. not at all afraid of letting "secrets" out.

makes me glad in the last 2 years i have purchased the following dayco products

1991 c-1500: dayco tensioner and idler pulley and belt

1999 jeep cherokee: drive right (dayco generic) serpentine belt

2006 jeep liberty: dayco "w" technology belt
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#2173504 - 02/17/11 01:46 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 09/09/09
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Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
I got to say I just got around to reading the Q/A. That is how a Q/A should be! In fact, I purchased your product (focus serp belt, and tensioner assembly) to support a company that still produces in the USA. I am usually a gates person.


But even getting that guy the ebay listing for the hard to find belt is great.



Edited by defektes (02/17/11 01:47 AM)
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#2209880 - 03/23/11 09:36 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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At the top of this page is a Dayco ad saying 'Register for a free Wear Gauge'. I click on it and do not go to any Wear gauge form? Anyone find this elusive wear gauge registration form?
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#2210166 - 03/24/11 08:25 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Jim Spahr]
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 1478
Loc: Iowa
It used to be there, but it's gone now. Maybe they ran out of gauges?

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#2359954 - 08/28/11 09:30 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Q&A looks great, with what appear to be honest answers. I went with a Dayco belt and idler pulley on my Ford F250 based in part on the Q&A. No complaints so far, and I don't suspect there will be any.
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#2430868 - 11/10/11 01:53 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Posts: 1908
Loc: New York
Just put a Dayco serpentine belt on my 1995 Grand Marquis and the fit was perfect and it ended my belt-slippage noise. I would definitely order a Dayco belt again, especially at the price which was reasonable.

OT, but doing the serpentine belt gave me new respect for automotive engineers. How they design all of those pulleys to turn everything at the right speeds, while maintaining the needed tension etc. is very impressive. However, wish they had engineered in a little more room to work--it's lucky I have skinny arms and hands!

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#2470554 - 12/22/11 07:28 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Trav]
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 175
Loc: MO, USA
One more thumbs up for the Dayco guys. I will add that just about every Dayco belt that I have warranted was not really a belt problem.

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#2605362 - 04/20/12 10:15 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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in 1975 i was working at J.I. Case in the experimental shop, Wichita, ks the Dayco factory rep came by and showed us a new chevy with a single belt. he said that is what all cars will have soon. we said people wont go for that. he said theyll have no chose, the car makers save so much money, you wont have a chose. so here we are guys.

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#2606520 - 04/22/12 12:54 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Posts: 800
Loc: western ny, usa
Long time GATES man here BUT on because of this forum, might give DAYCO a try, esp since they claim to be a Toyota supplier.

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#2728483 - 08/29/12 07:44 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: ronbo]
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Posts: 290
Loc: TN
Put a new Dayco tensioner and belt on a 2000 Dodge Durango about two months ago. Fit was perfect and no noise just as you would expect from new parts. Will see how it last but so far a happy customer.

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#2815014 - 11/26/12 05:56 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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recently did a subaru timing belt job with dayco belts, all went well. ordered again for a hyundai job. thanks!

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#2844527 - 12/22/12 06:38 PM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: Trav]
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Originally Posted By: Trav
...Personally i wasn't satisfied with the answer about Chinese bearings.


I realize this is two years old, but I had to comment. Whether you are satisfied by an unfortunate fact is irrelevant. If American bearing manufacturers don't produce this bearing due to economics, the Germans and other preferred manufacturers likely don't either, which leaves the Asian market. I suppose they could move to another bearing size.


Edited by asand1 (12/22/12 06:40 PM)
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#3021404 - 06/03/13 10:37 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Thank you for the Dayco belt info! I just got a serpentine belt (Dayco) for my son's Cavalier.


Edited by Silverado12 (06/03/13 10:37 AM)
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#3058037 - 07/08/13 10:00 AM Re: Dayco Products Q&A on BITOG homepage [Re: wwillson]
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Just another thumbs up for Dayco. Just replaced the belt on the nearly quarter million mile Camry. The previous Dayco belt went about 140K miles over the past 8 years. Probably too long, but yet it held in there.

Replaced it with another. Nice to see that the package had the typical belt routing for the Toyota 2.4L engine printed on the sleeve.
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