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    1999 TA - Serpentine Belt Question...

    This might sound ludicrous to some, and it probably is... I have overheard that some modders will use slightly shorter serpentine belts as opposed to the correct size.

    Assuming this is true, is there any advantage? More full revolutions = more juice for battery perhaps?

    Also, would this just kill the lifetime of the belt since there would be more strain?

    Thanks!

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    i have never heard of that, but coming from someone who recently changed theirs, i don't think you can go shorter. That thing barely makes it on there as it is. I do know that with an underdrive pulley you need to go with a shorter one though.

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    How often do you have to change your belts? I swear I changed mine not more than 6 months ago (don't have the receipts any more) and they are squealing like crazy!

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    i changed mine cause i had to replace my alternator and the belt was long overdue. I have had my car for a year with 138k and this was the first i have changed it. I would go by cracks per inch to check it, it there are more then ten per i would consider a new one. If it is every six months consitantly i would say there is a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyarsulik View Post
    How often do you have to change your belts? I swear I changed mine not more than 6 months ago (don't have the receipts any more) and they are squealing like crazy!
    just thro some dielectrical grease on the pullies the squeel will usually go away

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    there is also belt conditioner that wouldn't be a bad idea to prolong life, just keep it off the pulleys

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    When using the grease, do you basically just apply it wherever you can, or is there a more exact method? I would assume you don't need to take any of the pulleys off...

    Also, is there a specific reason to use the dielectric versus some other sort of engine grease?
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