Fuzzy serpentine belt

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by me myself and I, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. me myself and I

    me myself and I Medium Load Member

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    Just got one from the dealer. Inside is gray, soft and it feels like felt. How long will it last?
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If that's OEM for your engine, buy a spare so you have it ready when you do learn how long the first one lasted.
     
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  3. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    30 days or 30 feet, whichever comes first.
     
  4. buddyd157

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    did you check it out when you were at the parts counter?

    that would have been the time to ask questions on the quality and longevity of the belt, by putting the parts man in the hot seat.

    maybe it's a covering to keep the belt warm in cold weather?

    maybe it's a covering to keep it quiet, so you can hear everything else that's making noises under the hood?

    if the parts man was asked questions, then you could have told us.

    now you got me wondering, if my pants belt, made of artificial cow hide, came from an artificial cow, or a Freightliner parts manufacturer...

    this is gonna kill me, till i find out.

    maybe some of the other experts here can help me..????
     
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  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    step.1 take the old belt with you always. step.2 buy new belt. step.3 put new belt on. step.4 crank up the truck. step.5 put truck in gear. step.6 hammer down
     
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  6. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    what brand is it? Alliance? can you post picture of it.
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Your pants belt is made from Nauga's.

    Naugas roamed our country in herds of millions until they were hunted to extinction by the large auto makers in the 60's and 70's for their pelts for interiors.

    Your belt is probably surplus.
     
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  8. me myself and I

    me myself and I Medium Load Member

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    No name, but ive got it from Stoops in Indy. Works fine. Its just that ive never s
     
  9. mhyn

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    yeah. its new to me. not a Gates, Continental, Goodyear or Alliance...
     
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