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Old 06-09-2014, 10:01 AM   #3
Nomad Willy
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Mule,
You must have an electric clutch to disengage the hyd pump when not in use.
So I would think a serpentine belt would be only a very slight advantage as it's so seldom used.

Also I think belt adjustment on the 2V would have much more latitude requiring far fewer adjustments as time goes on. I suspect that's why spring loaded tensioners are found on cars.

Also I suspect much less tension would be required on the 2V belt. Don't know though and it could be the other way around. Who knows?
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