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Old 10-28-2010, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Should we change anything in the brand recommended in the drive-belt overhaul parts list?

- alternator/ps/wp drive belt (CRP-Contitech)
- A/C compressor drive belt (CRP-Contitech)
- idler roller (INA is OEM, can also get SKF)
- A/C belt tensioner (INA is OEM, can also get SKF or Ruville or Lemfoerder)
- alternator/ps/wp belt tensioner (INA is OEM, can also get SKF, Ruville, or Lemfoerder)
- alternator, 120Amp (Bosch and Valeo are OEM; replace yours with the same as you're taking out)
- viscious fan clutch (Behr is OEM, Sachs is recommended brand, MFC is not recommended)
- ??? anything else ???
Bluebee, yes for alternator drive belt add "gatorback belt replacement" there are reports on the forum that problem cars that upgraded to hydraulic tensioners still had alternator drive belt whine that was only cured after gatorback belt replacement
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