Title: Fan Belt Question . . . . . .
Markopolo - May 2, 2006 12:52 AM (GMT)
I think I know the answer to this question, but I'll ask anyways.....
My car (2000 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L straight six) has one of them "serpentine" fan belts.......you know, the big, long, flat ones.....(one belt runs everything).
Belt dressing ?........... "YES" ? or "NO" ?
Does belt dressing make a belt last longer ?
Franzę - May 2, 2006 03:31 AM (GMT)
Straight 6, you really are smarter than you look.
NO - your problem is that the back side has glazed, and the tooth side has rotted.
Probably not where you live. Belt dressing is sold to used car dealers so the cheap sumbeaches can screw the customer.
Good luck finding any real belt dressing in today's world, if you do find the black stick stuff, tell me where you got it.
Save the old belt, they can be shortened with alligator and make great belts for Buffalo drill press downfeeds.
Markopolo - May 2, 2006 11:52 PM (GMT)
Thanks Unck !
Years ago when I was in the shop, we had belt dressing that came in big bars (about 2" square), and it was kind of Brown in color........(similar to hard grease).
I stol.....I mean borrowed a hunk of it, and had it laying around in my shop for YEARS. Don't know what ever happened to it....must have $hitcanned it when I moved to Florida. :(
Franzę - May 3, 2006 03:13 AM (GMT)
Bad Marko, BAD BAD Marko! That hard bar stuff is prescious in today's world. Nobody in the engine & steam world can find the composition of that stuff, so nobody can make it in the back yard. It sure worked well on flat belts though.
On the Jeep, if you have the spring loaded automatic slack adjuster, it's a walk in the park. If you have the manual screw adjuster, corrosion makes the change a beach generally, so get some PB Blaster on the adjuster before you try the change. So sayeth Joel the Guru. Hey, I even remembered I own a Jeep wagon with a snow plow on it. Joel has it at his shop. I think he absconded with the thing.
moe1942 - May 3, 2006 12:07 PM (GMT)
A bar of bees wax works good.
Markopolo - May 3, 2006 11:03 PM (GMT)
It's the screw-type adjuster Unck.........
Markopolo - May 4, 2006 03:34 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Franzę @ May 2 2006, 11:13 PM)|
| Bad Marko, BAD BAD Marko! That hard bar stuff is prescious in today's world. Nobody in the engine & steam world can find the composition of that stuff, so nobody can make it in the back yard. It sure worked well on flat belts though........ |
Hey Unck....give me a break !..........That stuff was laying all around the shop in the old days ! How did I know that would be "Desired" in these days ?
I think you're right though.......we used it to dress up the big old flat leather belts coming down from the line shaft in my old shop.
I remember my Dad using it on V-belts on the cars.......(he also used a bar of soap) !!! :o
ANYWAYS....I guess the old saying holds true: "You don't know what you have until you don't have it anymore" ! :(
egon - May 7, 2006 01:19 PM (GMT)
That there Belt dressing is for certain models of Pontiac Grand Ams. Had the water pump go out on one a few years back when out at the farm. Repaced it on site and also put on a new belt.
Took me several hours just to convince myself you really had to remove a motor mount to get the belt on! :(
Seems all one can find nowadays is spray on stuff. Anyone try rosin like the guys who throw balls for large sums of money use?
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Markopolo - November 4, 2006 01:57 AM (GMT)
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JT Metalworks - November 4, 2006 05:16 AM (GMT)
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egon - November 5, 2006 08:37 PM (GMT)
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deadbodyman - April 22, 2009 08:49 PM (GMT)
I always wear a belt with a dress,got a bit of a tummy,just remember black goes with everything B) now, if you wana talk senceible shoes.............
JT Metalworks - April 22, 2009 09:16 PM (GMT)
You talked to the same gypsy huh? Sensible shoes... :D
deadbodyman - April 24, 2009 12:07 PM (GMT)
JT, Howd you larn ta spill go good? Running shoes or break shoes? :P
deadbodyman - April 24, 2009 12:11 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (JT Metalworks @ Apr 22 2009, 04:16 PM)|
| You talked to the same gypsy huh? Sensible shoes... :D |
That Franz is a smart feller,didn't know he 's a gypsy. :D
JT Metalworks - April 24, 2009 02:27 PM (GMT)
It's actually a joke reference to the David Lee Roth song. ;)