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Alternator belt question, at around 4k mine slips baddddd

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all the time any ideas. I know that too much tension is bad for the alternator, it was profesionally installed a bmw shop. tips, suggestion, ideas or smartass comments welcome.

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Well, it sounds like it might be a bit loose.... I'm assuming the belt is new, because old, hardened ones will squeal easier than fresh ones.

I've learned to always be suspect of "professionally installed" unless the work was done by the few people I know who know what they're doing.

I'd also wonder if the belt has any adjustment left. It's possible they may have put on a belt that's a little too big, and can't be adjusted tight enough.

An interesting old tip that I've heard of is to use a bar of soap to lubricate the belt. Just let the v-edges of the belt rub against the soap a bit.

Hope some of this helps,

vince

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Guest Anonymous

after a bit.

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after a bit.

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I know I had one at one point. Almost no noticable stretching.

The latest belt from Pep Boys needed a few adjustments though...

-Justin

'76 02

'97 m3

http://www.bmw2002.net

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