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Old 10-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #89
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Originally Posted by Stinger9 View Post
Because you'll get a new longer belt to use with the under-drive pulleys. And I travel with a spare one of those because no one would know what size to replace it with at a dealer or parts house. Got it for $15 on eBay or Amazon.

And when I did the vanos seals, it stopped a regular hiccup I had at idle.

And by the way, on my '04 with 80K miles I took apart the valve cover gasket and the old one was just as flexible and soft as the new one. This in contrast to many who have said that their old gasket was dried and brittle and crumbled. Mine peeled off perfectly. Of course I put a new one on for the $24 for the new part.
When changing to underdrive pulleys you have to use a different type of belt? Thought it would be the same one.

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