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98 V70 does this TB path have wobble? [ Gates wobble, replaced Conti, no wobble]

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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble?

Post by erikv11 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:25 pm

rspi wrote:I wouldn't take another look. I believe it's fine. I see that slight movement a lot.
Now that is good news, just the voice of experience I was looking for. Thank you.


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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble?

Post by cn90 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:22 pm

I agree, leave it alone, probably OK.
Or you can watch it every 10K or so.


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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble?

Post by mecheng » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:40 pm






Took these today, inspecting my belt. The mech tensioner doesn't track as straight as the hydraulic but the pulley is wider


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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble?

Post by erikv11 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:39 pm

mecheng wrote: ... Took these today, inspecting my belt. The mech tensioner doesn't track as straight as the hydraulic but the pulley is wider
Missed your post previously; many thanks for putting those up. Is that a Conti belt?

My car has already seen 2600 miles since the new timing belt and I just inspected the belt again. I took another video but bottom line is no change. I will sit on it for now, until I place another parts order in the next few months, but my plan is to try out another Conti belt and see if there is any difference. Mostly out of curiosity really.


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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble?

Post by mecheng » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:54 am

Glad it helped. Yes it is a conti belt passed due replacement. The tensioner I replaced last year due to noise. Not sure if orig owner replaced idler or wp but he said the belt was replaced


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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble?

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:30 am

Led here from another thread. I believe Erik replaced the Gates with a Cont and it tracked better, resolving this issue
ran the Gates belt for about 5k miles because we put the car in service somewhere else for a several months, then when we got it back here I put in a Continental belt. It tracks straight with the Conti belt. The Conti belt is about 17 bucks (?) for the record.


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Re: 98 V70 does this TB path have wobble? [ Gates wobble, replaced Conti, no wobble]

Post by Clemens » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:19 am

I've had a Gates on for 4 years and it still tracks nicely. Conti is probably better because OE.


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