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Old 05-05-2019, 06:38 AM
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Default Serpentine belt condition

Due for replacement or still has life in it?

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:41 AM
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You didn't capture the indicator on the tensioner in the video, this will give you a better indication on belt stretch. If there are stress cracks on the ribs then I would replace the belt soon.
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If in doubt replace it as preventive maintenance which is the best maintenance.

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:53 AM
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The oem belts on this car last a really long time. It might be a mistake to replace prematurely with an aftermarket part. Might actually go bad sooner than the original well used oem part.
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The OE belt is available.

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Yes, it is. But a lot of people find it overpriced, and go with aftermarket. I believe people are swapping out oem belt that still has lots of life with an aftermarket belt that actually has less life.
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I purchased a Continental belt last year to replace my 19 year old original and it made a weird whine noise. I took it off and put the original back on and used it another year. Not sure if its defective or what but this thread reminded me I should probably figure out something before it snaps.

Anyone else have issues with non OEM?
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