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    MAINT Replacing Engine Drive Belts

    I just wanted to know if this was something I could do on my own or if it's better off serviced at the dealership? The dealership is charging me $160 to get this done but if it's cost efficient for a DIY i rather go in that route. Any input will help. Thanks.



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    Not Hard to do at all...should only take you 30-40 minutes max.
    look at my first post....should also tells you the proper size.

    http://www.infinitiscene.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=6894

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    $160 is not cost efficient. $45 for belts at autozone, 30 minutes of your time, apply proper tension to the new belts after installation and 26 ft/lbs of torque to the pulley bolts. now that's efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingsujit View Post
    $160 is not cost efficient. $45 for belts at autozone, 30 minutes of your time, apply proper tension to the new belts after installation and 26 ft/lbs of torque to the pulley bolts. now that's efficient.
    Haha thanks & your totally right. i searched the .org site & found it to be a very easy DIY. I'm just concerned about putting the correct pressure on the belts. Maybe Stu can help me out?

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    Is Stu back at college? If you guys meet up let me know. or PM me if you need an extra set of hands.

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    i might be in dallas this monday....

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    Sure thing myl168!

    Quote Originally Posted by bleedingsujit View Post
    i might be in dallas this monday....
    Well I'm guessing he is bc he took a pic of my FX at the dealership here in Dallas yesterday.... If you are in Dallas Monday we should all meetup & hangout & put these belts on!

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    Are there any belts out there that are a different color than black OEM?:tongue (2):

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    Wow can't believe I asked this 10 months ago & still haven't changed out my belt! Just wanted to confirm that part #4060465 is correct for a '04 FX Goodyear GatorBack belt. Autozone & Pep Boys don't carry these anymore so I had to order it online. Thanks Stu on willing to help me with this.

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    That's correct...I used Gates belts...Only cost me $32 for both at an auto parts store

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    If your changing one I would do them both----

    Gates Blue Racing Belts are what I used----





    GATES PART # KO40372RB $25.42
    http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/gatk040372rb.html

    GATES PART # KO60465RB $31.67
    http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/gatk060465rb.html

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    I have to order a set? Not just one? & do they sell Gates at Autozone? (Nevermind O Reilly does).
    Last edited by TekneeK; 07-20-2011 at 04:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TekneeK View Post
    I have to order a set? Not just one? & do they sell Gates at Autozone?
    probably but they will probably cost more than discountfleetsupply.com

    And yes there are two belts

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    Yeah we might as well do both. Sounds like most people had the smaller belt start to crack first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTN FX View Post
    probably but they will probably cost more than discountfleetsupply.com

    And yes there are two belts

    O Reilly only had the ac, power steering & alternator belts. Guess I'm gonna order them. How long did it take for them to arrive? Also does anyone know the other part # for the gatorbelt i need? & yea Stu i think it would be best just to do both.

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    It should end with digits 40372 for the accessory belt. If you check Gates website...they will give a directory of suppliers. There should be another place around you that has them...or I have an extra set of brand new ones if your interested??

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    Found the Gates belts at another O Reilly. $48 for both. Going to pick them up now & heading to Stu for his help. Thanks for the help everyone!

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    You and stu should take pics of y'alls fx's together since you both gtr rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Yeah we might as well do both. Sounds like most people had the smaller belt start to crack first.
    It took less than 10 minutes to do. You don't have to pull the bottom cover it's pretty easy to do from the top. Just loosen the two tensioner pully center bolts a little then back out the adjuster bolts directly under the tensioner pulleys. Swap out the belts and tighten tensioner bolts till you can only twist the belt by hand about a quarter turn then tighten center bolts of tensioner pulleys. You don't want to over tighten them or you could cause bearing damage to one of the components run by the belts.
    If either belt squeels repeat adjustment by loosening center bolt and tightening tensioner bolt just a little more.
    Last edited by MTN FX; 07-20-2011 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTN FX View Post
    It took less than 10 minutes to do. You don't have to pull the bottom cover it's pretty easy to do from the top. Just loosen the two tensioner pully center bolts a little then back out the adjuster bolts directly under the tensioner pulleys. Swap out the belts and tighten tensioner bolts till you can only twist the belt by hand about a quarter turn then tighten center bolts of tensioner pulleys. You don't want to over tighten them or you could cause bearing damage to one of the components run by the belts.
    If either belt squeels just tighten it a little more.
    I dropped the cover just to make it easier to get at the tension adjuster bolts. With the engine still hot, it's not fun to be running your fingers around just anywhere. Tightened them back down until they felt the same as before, and similar to mine. I noticed the bigger belt was a little looser.


 
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