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Old 07-18-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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S/C belt slipping between 5-7k

Anyone know if there is adjustment to tighten up the belt on an AA kit. I removed the power steering reservoir and there seems to be a minor adjustment rod there but maxed out belt is still slipping. So either I'm not adjusting it right, which is extremely possible, or there is another adjustment I am missing. Any Ideas guys/girls?
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Double check the tensioner, I was worried that the belt wouldn't fit cause it was a pita to install (to tight ) but in the end it fit correctly. There should be no significant slack in the belt unless there is something wrong with the tensioner.
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The turnbuckle does have some play to allow to allow to adjust the tension. If you still have slippage after adjusting give me a call directly and I will have our techs walk you through it to correct that issue.
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The turnbuckle does have some play to allow to allow to adjust the tension. If you still have slippage after adjusting give me a call directly and I will have our techs walk you through it to correct that issue.
Viral, Played phone tag for a bit today. Have a tech call when one has a chance.
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Is this the original belt from the kit? After a few hard miles they do wear out and need replacing. I've also found that the conti belts that many dealers have are way too soft to hold boost. NAPA belts have been working the best for me, although they are a bit more expensive.
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Is this the original belt from the kit? After a few hard miles they do wear out and need replacing. I've also found that the conti belts that many dealers have are way too soft to hold boost. NAPA belts have been working the best for me, although they are a bit more expensive.
Hey Activ3,

Yes it is the original belt. Looks like I just passed 1500 miles on the belt. The belt did not slip with stock headers and a TSE3, with headers and the TSE3 not a clue if it was or not. Ebay headers and a TSE3 turned the car into an instant ghetto sled, just absurd to drive it. Swapped a Magnaflow exhaust straight up for the TSE3(Thank you Kent330i!). As soon as the Magnaflow was on I could hear the belt making noise. Thought that it was my tires at first, but no such luck. I really think the belt is slipping because the s/c is not correctly aligned so the belt is not seated correctly. Just can't seem to align it with the turnbuckle on the rear the s/c.
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That's not many miles at all, the belt should be fine. Have you tried aligning the belt using the turnbuckle while the car is on? Are you still making full PSI?
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That's not many miles at all, the belt should be fine. Have you tried aligning the belt using the turnbuckle while the car is on? Are you still making full PSI?
I'm convinced it is the alignment issues, I can see the belt is not square. I have not been able to adjust it while the car is running. Getting past the power steering reservoir is kind of difficult. I'm not positive the car is making full boost as I do not have a gauge, however it doesn't feel as if the car is not. At least it is not noticeable.
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