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Old 10-10-2020, 01:54 PM   #21
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Do not store transmission belts in the engine room. Heat kills their longevity.

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Old 10-16-2020, 02:19 PM   #22
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He is probably referring to Gates Green Stripe® V Belts. I've used them with Yanmar power in the past which eliminated belt dust and slippage. I've also used them on high performance automotive engines for decades with the same results. Highly recommended.

Gates Green Stripe all the way. I used them for a 351CU Cleveland in my Pantera that was pulling over 350 HP and destroying lesser belts. I bought a spare at the same time thinking the Gates would only last a while - it outlasted my ownership (20 years). I don't recall any dust in the housing, but that was not critical to me.

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Belt dust on alternator belt

I had this problem on an older motor with an aftermarket higher amp alternator. Just burned through the regular belts as the horsepower needed to drive the alternator caused the belt to wear out.
One solution is to put a wider pulley and belt system on. Or just keep cleaning the dust and buying new belts.
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:38 PM   #24
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He's talking about Gates Fleetrunner belts. That's all I run.
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Gates green stripe, no dust, still looks good after cant remember how many years. Took this pic last week thinking i should replace it.
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