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Old 12-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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Location: Newburgh, NY
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My Ride: Black '02 325i
Originally Posted by RayPooley View Post
Jeez. That sucks big time. Who the hell would suspect a new belt to behave that way? Glad you sorted it out.
I certainly wouldn't! I'm glad I looked it over to notice the junk. Hard to see, but I attached an image. The groove closest to my thumb has the junk.

Lesson learned, always inspect your serpentine belts, because little imperfections make a big difference.

I'm just thankful that the violence tensioning and de-tensioning didn't damage anything.

The sound it made was just horrible.
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