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Coolant on serpentine belt #4559268
10/30/17 11:52 AM
10/30/17 11:52 AM
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901Memphis Offline OP
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I spilled a fair amount of G05 on my serpentine belt while I filling my radiator, and I think the belt is slipping on my PS pump now. Any quick fixes until I can replace the belt? I heard simple green from one source? Brake cleaner?


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559271
10/30/17 11:55 AM
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Just pour some water on it and then go for a drive. It should works itself off unless the belt is really old. I've spilled coolant on belts many times with no issue.


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559283
10/30/17 12:20 PM
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Brake cleaner will work fine.

Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559299
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I would spray it down carefully with a normal cleaner such as simple green or 409, then pour some hot water on it from a bucket.. carefully.. and let dry.

Whatever you do.. dont use belt dressing on it.


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559303
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Don't over think in, plain old water is fine. There is nothing in coolant water cant take care of.


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: Tman220] #4559312
10/30/17 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: Tman220
Don't over think in, plain old water is fine. There is nothing in coolant water cant take care of.


^^^ This. No sarcasm or belittlement (is that a word?) intended...Common sense...What happens under your hood when it rains and you hit shallow standing water? I've gone to a car wash (with the motor running) sprayed under the hood with a plastic garden sprayer and simple green, rinse off with the (spot free low pressure) rinse.

Isn't coolant designed to be mixed with water?


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: Merkava_4] #4559361
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Brake cleaner will work fine.


Maybe too well. I would be worried about long term belt damage.


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559434
10/30/17 03:56 PM
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Water, not brake cleaner!


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Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559545
10/30/17 05:51 PM
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definitely water.. I've had this happen before, just poured some distilled water over it and it washed off. I used distilled so no minerals/deposits would get on the belt. Serpentine belts today are made of EPDM from what I remember. It's not the neoprene of the past where it would soak up stuff. That's the nice thing about EPDM much stronger/resistant.

Re: Coolant on serpentine belt [Re: 901Memphis] #4559756
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901Memphis Offline OP
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Yeah I already poured some water on it I was just concerned it wasn't aggressive enough which is why I was asking. I was thinking of using some of my Mpro7 gun cleaner which is similar to simple green iirc.


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