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2004 s60 timing belt job

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Re: 2004 s60 timing belt job

Post by StickyPocket » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:37 pm

Thanks Pete - removing the INA Serpentine Belt Tensioner from my shopping list, leaving me with:
Shopping list:
Contitech Timing Belt https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... belt-tb331
INA Timing Belt Tensioner: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 30637955oe
INA Timing Belt Idler Pulley: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 146376-1-2
Contitech Serpentine Belt: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... t-6dpk1841
Gates Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... es-8627994

Is that Gates Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley known to be good? It doesn't have any reviews on FCP and is the only non-Volvo brand Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley for my car on the site.

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Re: 2004 s60 timing belt job

Post by oragex » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Keep in mind that those Fcpeuro reviews are usually from people who just bought the parts - not long term reviews. Personally I don't read the reviews on Fcp. Don't know for the Gates pulley, but at 70k miles, keep your old pulley for spare - these are usually good for 100K or more, and in fact you can even undo the bearing seal gently and repack them. While there, you may also test by hand the A/C compressor pulley bearing, it gets dry around 100k miles.

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Re: 2004 s60 timing belt job

Post by - Pete - » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:04 pm

Edited to remove mistakes.

You can post a question asking the country of origin in the Q & A on FCP’s listing for that pulley. They typically answer within 24 hours.

Someone recently posted in the “what did you do to your P2 Volvo today” thread about a sheared off serp pulley.

I change out all timing belt components & serp belt/pulley at 70-80k intervals. It might sound obsessive but it’s what works for me.
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2001 V70XC 146k
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2004 V70R M66 143k
2004 XC70 283k
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Re: 2004 s60 timing belt job

Post by - Pete - » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:24 pm

Edited post above. ^^^

I’m pretty certain this one will fit your 2.5T. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... escription

I do have 2 gates on the shelf but I looked & the ones in the cars are INA. It’s hard for me to keep track sometimes! Might pass on the Gates - China is visible on my hard parts.
2001 V70XC 146k
2004 V70 AWD 139k
2004 V70R M66 143k
2004 XC70 283k
2006 XC70 155k Sold

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Re: 2004 s60 timing belt job

Post by StickyPocket » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:04 pm

- Pete - wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Edited post above. ^^^

I’m pretty certain this one will fit your 2.5T. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... escription

I do have 2 gates on the shelf but I looked & the ones in the cars are INA. It’s hard for me to keep track sometimes! Might pass on the Gates - China is visible on my hard parts.
You're right - it fits. I don't know why it didn't come up in my previous search. On clearance too!

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