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Serpentine belt? #4509410
09/06/17 06:45 PM
09/06/17 06:45 PM
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OneEyeJack Offline OP
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Anyone do this....?


Re: Serpentine belt? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4509423
09/06/17 06:56 PM
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The biggest issue first off is he does not say who made the belts or their age.

Older belts would crack like that on the left. Newer belts are made from EPDM and rarely crack even after they are worn out. That and just because a belt does not have cracks does not mean its good.


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Re: Serpentine belt? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4509447
09/06/17 07:21 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Belts wear out. The grooves get deeper and eventully dont fit the pullys correctly.


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Re: Serpentine belt? [Re: Jimzz] #4509478
09/06/17 07:48 PM
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How long do you run your serpentine belt for?? I went 150k miles on my OEM belt. Changed it out with another OEM belt.


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Re: Serpentine belt? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4509496
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I've had an original serpentine belt stretch to the limit of the tensioner after 60K/11yrs. It had no cracks.

Re: Serpentine belt? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4509498
09/06/17 08:05 PM
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Not a fair comparison between old rubber and EDPM

And as it sits... The "good" belt he's bragging about is worn out. It's down to the cords


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