SC Belt Problems

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SC Belt Problems

Postby Petrucci914 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:34 am

Hey everyone.....

It's been a long time, but I'm still here!

I continue to have issues with my belt. It used to not stay lined up correctly but that seems to be all right now. I still get quite a bit of squeaking when I start up. Sometimes it seems like it is stuck or something because the RPM's will waiver at idle and sometimes acceleration seems blunted. I used to have the Gatorback belt but I don't know if there is a better belt. I did get a Smoothflow Pulley but didn't have to change belt size for it.........can I get away with a slightly smaller belt? Ideas?

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Re: SC Belt Problems (Petrucci914)

Postby BlueCrush » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:30 am

Hey Adam! How's it going? So is the belt you have on now the gatorback or the one that came with the S/C kit?
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Re: SC Belt Problems (BlueCrush)

Postby Petrucci914 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:56 am

Hey man!

I think I have a Dayco one on it now. I've always had issues with the belting on this thing and all the shimming. Maybe I should just take it in and tell the mechanic to do whatever he can to make it work. I know it is messing with my performance and mileage.

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Postby Salsa Guy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:40 am

Check the idler pulley bearing. Make sure it isn't dried out or doesn't have play in it. Should be a $25 items
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Re: (rmckinjr)

Postby Petrucci914 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:35 am

I'll have to check that.

What is the size of the stock SC'er pulley? I have the 2.3" Smoothflow Pulley..........trying to see if I can get away with using a smaller belt.

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Re: (rmckinjr)

Postby DiveNut » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:51 am

My idler puller was squealling at start-up. Hit it ( a couple times) with some wd-40 while the car was idling and has been quiet ever since. I think I may have gotten some moisture in there after hitting a large puddle. The squealing started the next day.

Stock SC pulley is 2.4"

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Re: (DiveNut)

Postby Petrucci914 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:38 pm

I shot some WD-40 in there.......didn't make a difference. A lot of times it'll squeal when putting it in reverse. Sometimes I can feel it slipping because the RPM's will jump a bit. Generally works better when warmed up.

Could I get away with a smaller belt? How much smaller could I go?

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Re: (Petrucci914)

Postby mac99d » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:28 am

take the one you have off take it to auto zone buy two or three that are a little smaller try them all out keep the one that works take the others back. they wont care as long as you dont mess them up.
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Re: (mac99d)

Postby Petrucci914 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Put a belt on that is .5" shorter. Car runs better now than it EVER did. No laboring or anything. Hitting 8-9PSI.
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Re: (Petrucci914)

Postby BlueCrush » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:04 pm

Quote, originally posted by Petrucci914 »
Put a belt on that is .5" shorter. Car runs better now than it EVER did. No laboring or anything. Hitting 8-9PSI.

Good deal! What is the brand & size of the belt you bought?

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