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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 13:04:52 +0000
From: Charles Christacopoulos <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 9000 with squeaking belt


Dexter J wrote: > Salutations: > > On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 01:12:24 +0000, Charles Christacopoulos > <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk> wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> First real cold weather (freezing temperatures) and when starting the >> car the (serpentine) belt squeaks. Year is 1997 and miles 79k. With >> the present squeak that goes away reasonably quickly how long have I >> got before it packs up? Do I get 500-700 miles out of it? >> >> Am right in thinking that the tensioner should be replaced as a matter >> of course if the belt is to be replaced? >> >> Regards >> Charles > > > Most probably needs a new belt, but the tensioner just needs to be > checked for cracks or bearing wear. The '97 9000 is supposed to be > pretty reliable. That said - the reason the squeak goes away is because > it's generated enough heat to finally stick. Heat is not a good thing on > serp belt driven systems - so don't let it go too long. It's mostly > getting transfered to the tensioner. > > Interesting mod on the rotors (other thread)- I don't get the pin idea > though. Got pix? > I will respond in original thread (I will look for picture first though). Thanks for the comment above. I might have to visit the dealer earlier .... :-( and credit card might end up getting interest from me after all. Damn thing can't run a winter without one fault or another ... there again it gets me out of the house :-) -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply. Work: http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/ Hobby: http://www.egothor.org/

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