no more crazy stretch belt
this was the worst pain of the whole job
but you can 'upgrade' to this instead'
i posted this before so i dug it up...
whereas you will be simply adding in the NEW longer a/c belt and NEW tensioner (like it should have been already i feel) to the equation and in the future less headache.
this is the NEW TENSIONER ADDITION... id number 11287549589
and NEW LONGER V BELT... id number 4pk860 whereas the standard v belt (the one you are using right now) is id number 4PK 824
I've done this job twice in the life of my vehicle
Honestly I would say not hard at all.
The hardest part is removing the
A/C belt and putting it back on since it doesn't have a tensioner but other than that it actually was almost a walk in the park for me to do.
The one thing you might wanna careful about is the hose that go into the water pump have little round gaskets inside that might fall out and if they aren't there and you clamp the hose on coolant will pour out so make sure those guys are there.
Mine fell out while I was doing the job and I finished and turned the car on and coolant all over the place till I realized I forgot to put that gasket back in.
Thanks for the advice. I did the installation back in Nov/16 and it worked out great. On advice from another member I installed the new belt tensioner and belt for the A/C as it appears in the 5 or 7 series with the same engine. Have not had any issues and that darn belt was simple to put on.
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