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 Posted: 03-15-2017 06:49 am
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Rick,
Save yourself some grief, and don't set the tension hot. Always check or set the belt tension on a cold engine, before the engine has been started for the first time that day.

And don't use a twist test or belt deflections if you have access to a good gauge. Deflection tests are especially un-reliable since the different evolutions of the belt have different thicknesses and strength/ stiffness. They don't all react the same to a deflection load.

Regards,
Tim Engel

Last edited on 03-15-2017 06:56 am by Esprit2