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#4629382 - 01/09/18 03:04 PM Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt
WhyMe Offline

Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 480
Loc: Washington for now
looking for a serp belt for the crv. on rock auto they have all of the above belts for about the same price. about $9 . so which one should i get ?

#4629385 - 01/09/18 03:07 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 710
Loc: KS
I have used gates and continental before. Never have had a failure. Although belts really havent failed for many decades like they use too.
17 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T
15 Honda CRV 2.4
12 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0
01 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2

#4629387 - 01/09/18 03:07 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
Warstud Online   content

Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5184
Loc: MIchigan
Gates out of your choices. Prefer Goodyear Gatorback

#4629392 - 01/09/18 03:10 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
SatinSilver Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 9737
Loc: OH
Mitsuboshi for Asian cars and available on Amazon most likely. Easiest to fit out of the ones you mention on Asian cars.
2012 Toyota Camry 72k-Idemitsu 0w20,OEM filter, RT43s.
2005 Toyota Matrix 135k miles - VWB 5w30 conv, Valvoline oil filter. Nokian eNTYRES.

#4629407 - 01/09/18 03:41 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
Snagglefoot Offline

Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1274
Loc: Alberta
The Gatorback is now the Continental Elite.

Continental A.G.’s ContiTech division has begun marketing premium automotive, light truck and heavy-duty aftermarket products that were formerly branded Goodyear Gatorback under a new name, Elite.

The name change follows Continental’s acquisition of U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc.

At the time the acquisition was completed in January 2015, Continental announced Veyance’s operations would be combined with its ContiTech division.

Veyance began supplying belts to NASCAR in 1985 and is a longtime preferred belt supplier to the racing industry, according to Continental.

“This is an exciting milestone that will open the door to innovations that will benefit our customers,” says Nick Gulli, vice president and segment leader Aftermarket NAFTA.

“Just as importantly, the products, performance and people they have come to trust have not changed. Customers can find the same great products, including the same Quiet Channel Technology with the new Elite brand name and packaging. The same belts chosen by NASCAR teams are available straight off the shelf in major auto parts stores and auto service centers.”

The Elite brand includes a wide range of aftermarket products for both automotive and heavy-duty applications. Among these products are:

* Elite Poly-V belts with Quiet Channel Technology;

* Elite timing belts and kits;

* Elite belt tensioners with Accu-Drive Technology; and

* Elite automotive heaters and radiator hoses.

For more information on Elite brand belts, visit

#4629430 - 01/09/18 03:56 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
redbone3 Offline

Registered: 06/09/12
Posts: 645
Loc: Reno, NV
I have had the best fit with BANDO on my Miata.
2014 Passat Wolfsburg, 1995 Miata.

#4629437 - 01/09/18 03:59 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
NYSteve Offline

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 442
Loc: Killadelphia
I always use OEM belts. Too hard to track which belt makers are still good or have turned bad.

#4629452 - 01/09/18 04:12 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
wallyuwl Offline

Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 1742
Loc: Wisconsin
I have typically used Gates and never had a problem. I am not a fan of Dayco, had a couple fail early (not break, just wear out).

#4629470 - 01/09/18 04:23 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
Starman2112 Offline

Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 299
Loc: East Tennessee
Replaced the belts on my Frontier with Gates about a year and a half ago. Both my sons have Corollas and I put Bando belts on their cars last summer. Happy with both brands.
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter

#4629516 - 01/09/18 05:04 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
Kawiguy454 Offline

Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 567
Loc: Arizona
On my ford I always went with the Canadian made Gates stuff over the rest ...chinese

#4629553 - 01/09/18 05:41 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
oilmutt Offline

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 422
Loc: Connecticut 06033
Use only Honda OEM belts,why do you want to chance replacing a no name several times,when once with a OME belt does it!
'05 Chevy Malibu 6cyl,119k, Syn. Oil (owned)
'16 Toyota Camry,4cyl 9k Syn Oil (owned)
'05 Saturn Ion, 4cyl, 191k, Syn. Oil (managed)

#4629608 - 01/09/18 06:33 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
nthach Offline

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3665
Loc: California
I'm happy with Gates or Bando.

#4629647 - 01/09/18 06:58 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18225
Loc: MA,
Bando or Gates for me, another good one but scarce in the US is Optibelt
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

#4629651 - 01/09/18 07:00 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
PandaBear Offline

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 14132
Loc: Silicon Valley
I once had a Honda / Acura application AC belt from Conti-tech split on me about 30 mins after I left the mechanic's shop. It was a belt from 2014, not sure if it was installation error or random defect though. The mechanic put in a Gate and it has been 2 years with no problem.

Also had to return a Dayco Poly Cog once because the "Cogs" were squished and mushed upon arrival, may also be a handling issue instead of manufacturing.
"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah

#4629674 - 01/09/18 07:16 PM Re: Dayco bando gates or conti serp belt [Re: WhyMe]
Insertcoolname Offline

Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 149
Loc: South Texas
I am running Gates serpentine belt in my 04 camry, 30,000 miles no problems and no noise, etc.
a Dayco serpentine belt in my moms Murano. Again, no problems...
both have a 3 year warranty. I am sure either brand would do well.
04 Camry 2az-fe 2.4L 199k M1 HiMi 10w30
Bosch D+ filter

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