Serpentine Belt

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Old 05-17-09, 04:58 AM
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Serpentine Belt

How many guys/girls on here clean out the grooves on their serpentine belts for maintenance. There's always sand grit in there to wear out the pulleys and the belt.
 
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Old 05-17-09, 08:42 AM
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Never even thought of it. Thank you much for the tip.
 
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i do mine just whenever i change my air filter (15,000 miles). simply because its easy to do and takes a grand total of 2 minutes
 
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I don't think I've ever done that with any cars I've owned. Never had a problem....
 
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Old 05-17-09, 06:17 PM
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I don't clean the grooves out, but whenever I do a routine maintenance changeout of the belt, I put the old one behind the seat of my truck in case I break the one I didn't clean the grooves out on.
 
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Actually I never thought of it. My boy and I were putting a timing belt in his car and I tossed him the belts to wipe off. He was looking at them and asked if he should clean the sand out of them.

There was a fair amount of sand and grit stuck down in the grooves of the belt.
 
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Old 05-17-09, 07:55 PM
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I don't think I've ever done that with any cars I've owned. Never had a problem....
Never heard of this problem before. Most serp belts are routed to go inside out at some point which should spin out the dirt and water.
 
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