280e aircon belt

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Carl
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280e aircon belt

Post by Carl » Tue 03 Apr, 2018 7:35 pm

Hi,
The aircon belt on the m110 screeches at idle speed. There is no more adjustment left on the tensioner. Do the belts stretch ? Or does the tensioner not hold the tension on the belt properly? Is it better to buy the next smaller belt length to leave more adjustment?

Thanks,

Carl
'81yellow 280TE

gazman
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Re: 280e aircon belt

Post by gazman » Tue 03 Apr, 2018 7:49 pm

Yes belts can stretch over time they also go hard I would buy one 10mm shorter than you have
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Bartman4800
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Re: 280e aircon belt

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 03 Apr, 2018 8:35 pm

They stretch, but more likely it has become narrower.

It will sink in the groove of the pulleys and then you run out of adjustment.

It happens I got my hands on a whole range of NOS V-belts.
They are all 12.5/13mm wide (interchangeable)

I want 5 aud for each one. I have checked them for perishing signs and they are all fine.

Let me know what size you are after and I can ship you one or more.

Regards, Bart
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Carl
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Re: 280e aircon belt

Post by Carl » Thu 05 Apr, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks for the input guys. New belt fitted some grazed knuckles and no squealing.
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