Ok, so about a month ago I noticed a lot of black dust-like shavings all over my engine, esp. near the serp. belts. Found out belts can shredd. So, feeling pressed for time and not wanting to mess with it I took the car into the shop. They replaced the rear serp. belt and put on a new bottom idler pulley. So, I come bacj from WCBF, I pop my hood, and holy smokes! I thought I paid to have that fixed already?! So, I call up the shop and got the car in today. Today they used a laser to make sure they were aligned. They were. So, they put on a new */c belt, a napa one instead of the gator back that I had on it already. They said that the NAPA belt has a deeper grove and hence won't be torn up by the groves on the pulleys. Personnaly, I don't really buy this, but we'll see.
Anyone have any ideas?! I'm really fed up with having to clean all this crap off everything in the engine bay.
Here are some pics:
If you look closely, you can see some rubber towards the top of this pulley. Look at ALL THAT RUBBER on the hose clamp!!!!!
New */c belt. It ALREADY looks like it is freying on the edges....
Look at all the rubber dust crap underneathe the */c nose!
The alternator belt seems to be in good condition.
The "old" gatorback belt. See the wear spot on the side?
Now dosen't the edge of the old belt and the new one they just put on look the same? The both look like they have freyed a bit.