Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 10:57:33 -0800
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From: developtrust <developtrust@HOME.COM>
Subject: Tightening fan belts and using lithium grease sparay
I just tightened my loose AC fan belt. Thanks to one list member who told me
which bolts to make loose and how to do it I did not have to look it up or
figure it out. What an easy task it was. I did one more thing a list member
suggested and lightly used fine sandpaper on the pulleys. I learned quickly
to be very careful about that.
After the belt was tightened the engine and belt sounds were sweet. I
thought it was perfect but did one more thing my mechanic Fred suggested. I
was going to use brake fluid to wipe on the belts (suggested by another
member) but had already bought the lithium grease spray so I sprayed all the
belts while they were spinning. The sound improvement that I thought was
perfect and sweet improved so dramatically that those belts now hum with an
almost silent whisper.
How sweet it is.
When I get to replacing the belts I intend to install the alternator "geared
adjuster bracket" which another list member suggested.
Thank you all for helping educate me in the self maintenance of this
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