1. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Random question about belts, in particularly the aux belt. What sort of condition would you expect to find the belt in after about three years and 15000 miles?

    Yesterday I was in the area and I noticed mine is perished a bit with small cracks and some small chunks missing (small as in a couple of mm or so). It only seems to be on the ribbed side of the belt, the plain side appears ok and the belt itself feels flexible enough.
     

  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    not what you just described...my was replaced after 7 years when i bought it and it looked pretty much new,with some tiny defects...
    is this a genuine item??
     
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  3. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    within reason should still look like new ie no missing bits/cracks
     
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  4. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Thanks guys that’s what I suspected. It’s certainly not looking like it’s about to fall to bits but I’ll get it changed and have a word with the place who did the belts.

    @Pav the paperwork claims it’s genuine and up until yesterday I trusted the garage. But I didn’t look at the markings on the belt itself.
     
  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    good that you spotted it..could have had a nasty outcome..
     
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  6. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Yeh, I’ve got concerns about the cam belt too now....
     
  7. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    take the cover off and check it..should give you some idea of what its like..
     
  8. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Is it just the torque arm and a few bolts to get it off? I take it it’s literally just a cover and I’m not going to disturb anything by taking it off?
     

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