Squeaky V belts

Discussion in 'Gas Engines' started by marshmat, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. PAR
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    Is this a 40' belt? If not, skip all the above stuff and buy a new belt. Every manufacture makes a bad product every so often. Toss it in the drink and install a new one. Ask your parts man to look up the batch number and see how old this replacement it actually is too.
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    "why haven't v belts be relegated to the past like points ignition"

    Because they work , can be repaired easily , and replacement is a snap.

    Since , as noted, belts die in storage a serpentine belt and new tensioner may not be worth installing after a year or two stored on board.

    Points ignition will probably still work , after a lightning side strike , electronic will need replacement , and is seldom an on board spare.

    For loads of cruisers , that get out of sight of the marina , the old stuff is still preferred.
     

  3. PAR
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    So does this mean you'll be installing a "make and break" on your next project, with canvas sails and hemp standing rig? Or are you a real powerboat guy and a couple of decks of rowers will suffice?
     
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