Freddi'* great adventure: (Stick with me, theres a SC question. at the end..
About two weeks ago I threw the SC belt off of the 2000 bonne. After inspection, the Ribbed Pulley had given up the ghost. A quick run to Napa, and some backwards wrenching (reverse thread) and I'm up and running.
This morning, I threw the belt again. This time its both of the smooth pulleys. Upon checking BonnevilleClub, I see one is 3.0" and the other is 3.5". So....me being in a mood to do some upgrading (While I'm repairing) I start checking posts.
I ordered my intense 3.4 pulley. Several posts seem to indicate that if I run two 3.5" smooth pulleys, and the 3.4 SC pulley, I'll increase belt wrap, and not require a belt size change. SInce I have to replace pulleys anyways, this seems to be the best route, unless I'm looking at this wrong. Thoughts?
Now to continue the story, and get to the SC question..... I don't have a rattle in the nose right now, but do have some weeping from the front seal. Logic tells me that If I press on the new SC Hub, It'* going to be tougher to replace the seal? right?
Can I service just the seal, without removing the nose drive, before pushing the new hub on?
Recommendations on whether to go for the Nitril or Vitron on a car with about 70k on the clock?
Side notes: Finally got the OK from the missus to start doing more to the bonne. FWI was ordered this weekend during the Intense sale. Pulley was ordered today, after the belt came off. (Hoping to get an answer to this, soon, so that I can add the seal to my order before it ships) PCM will be next, along with anything else intense puts on sale.
FYI: Already have scanned for KR, and will continue to do so after the pulley install.
Thanks in advance,