Originally Posted by expat
buy your self a belt deflection tool for setting the tension on it if the engine doesnot have a automatic tensioner, you engine will thankyou for it.
Saw a belt tensioning device during my web-wallowing today, and it sure makes sense...like an extra pair of hands. Another good bit was from the Balmar site that explained how to get the tension right if you don't have a deflection tool; put some tension on and give the alternator shaft nut a nudge with a wrench. If the pulley turns and the belt doesn't, apply more tension until the belt does move. Easy-peasy.
Still crawling my way up from the bottom of the learning curve