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Old 11-05-2018, 09:51 PM   #371
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Excellent update and looking good.

Really good when you can find someone trustworthy to help out and just make sure you regularly use the AC - even doing winter - and helpfully no leaks
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:13 PM   #372
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Hi, the only thing I can think of now regarding the belt length is either you were sent a smaller pulley than 11% or as you've mentioned the alternator has been replaced, that has a different size pulley on. The belt shouldn't have stretched that quick.

Looks like it just needs a shorter belt, you'll be able to swap it in 5 minutes with all your practice
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This is still my favourite thread, makes my night when you post an update lol cars looking great!


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Old 13-05-2018, 10:11 PM   #374
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Hi, the only thing I can think of now regarding the belt length is either you were sent a smaller pulley than 11% or as you've mentioned the alternator has been replaced, that has a different size pulley on. The belt shouldn't have stretched that quick.

Looks like it just needs a shorter belt, you'll be able to swap it in 5 minutes with all your practice
Good point there. Iíve had a look and the next smallest Gates belt seems to be the 6pk1368 which would be 7mm shorter than my current 6pk1375.

So I think Iíll get that ordered and see what it looks like.

My tensioner tool is a bit pants - it likes to slip off. So Iím not particularly looking forward to using it again!!
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Old 13-05-2018, 10:29 PM   #375
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My tensioner tool is a bit pants - it likes to slip off. So Iím not particularly looking forward to using it again!!
Once you've got the tool over the tensioner bolt, wedge a bit of wood down the side to keep it in place
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Once you've got the tool over the tensioner bolt, wedge a bit of wood down the side to keep it in place
Why didnít I think of that?

Can we change your username to The_Oracle?
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Why didnít I think of that?

Can we change your username to The_Oracle?
Lol, believe me, mine slipped many times before I realised to do it
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