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P80 the cheapskates thread

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P80 the cheapskates thread

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:37 am

There is no mileage spec on the serpentine belt, inspect at 60k, so this one can obviously be turned over and run another 60k....
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Post by WhatAmIDoing » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:19 pm

That looks better than my belt. She'll do at least another 60k easy with a little belt dressing (don't forget the garnish).
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Re: P80 the cheapskates thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:12 pm

The wonders of a double sided serpentine belt! If only I could just flip my timing belts...
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Post by abscate » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:45 am

This is a cool bastardthing isn’t it? When the belt routing changed in 1999, the alternator runs backwards, And is driven by the other side of the belt, so the belt becomes double sided.

That belt is a spare on the back of my 99
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Re: P80 the cheapskates thread

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:27 pm

Okay I thought I was cheap. I am pretty sure that's an $8 belt isn't it? Hahahaha
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Re: P80 the cheapskates thread

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:23 pm

Only $4 if you can flip them
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