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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:00 PM
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Belt Snapped

I replaced my belts a month ago and my alt. belt snapped again today. Just finished replacing it but why? faulty belt? bad water pump pulley?

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:01 PM
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bad alignment or theres a rough edge on a pulley. only real 2 causes for premature failure that short in time
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:04 PM
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alright ill take another look tomorrow
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:16 AM
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bad alignment or theres a rough edge on a pulley. only real 2 causes for premature failure that short in time
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:13 AM
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:44 AM
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Clean snap? Or seeded?

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:26 AM
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It seeded, it looks like it ripped strands of it are all over the place.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:01 AM
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Lol sorry @ seeded, shredded was the word I was looking for I'm hating this Android .... it shredded so, as suggested your pulleys ...... I've had this happen b4 don't feel bad

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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I don't feel bad lol this is why i bought the car is to rebuild it. This just doesn't seem right so im trying to fix it.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:23 PM
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You know, I never found out what spun my belt off when I did it years back, I just replaced them again last weekend.... I suspect that I might have not had it on correctly that first time,

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