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Old 04-25-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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that belt isnt too bad, but it could be changed if you wanted....that looks like the SC belt
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nice job it is the sc belt
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Thats not that bad but something that would be towards the top of my to do list. When I got my Bonne both my belts were cracked very bad and held up well till I changed them.

Thats odd that your tensionor isn't torx like mine; or maybe mine is just the odd one.

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If you feel like throwing money away right now, sure, replace it. But if you leave it alone, I'd bet my *** that it'll last you for another 20K before replacement actually becomes a serious concern. I wish I had pics of mine. I was REALLY concerned about it and still drove on it for another 5K before I finally gave in and replaced it before it failed.
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Heres my belts:












you have 100,000 miles left lol. BTW this is what 110k belts look like I think.


there are so many cracks it is like having a gatorback.
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If you feel like throwing money away right now, sure, replace it. But if you leave it alone, I'd bet my A$$ that it'll last you for another 20K before replacement actually becomes a serious concern. I wish I had pics of mine. I was REALLY concerned about it and still drove on it for another 5K before I finally gave in and replaced it before it failed.
CS...please think about how you say things. Looking at this belt it is cracked, and yes sometimes a belt will be left on longer than it should. Leaving a cracked, beat up belt on the car longer than necessary is a possible liablilty.

The reason I say this is anytime you let regular preventative maintenance lag, you are taking a chance of breaking down on the road or having a more costly repair.

My suggestion is if you can afford to replace the belt, do so. This is not the worst belt we have seen, however it is time to plan it'* replacement.
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If this belt were cracked and beaten up, I would COMPLETLY suggest replacement. From the picture shown, I don't believe that belt is damaged. A few cracks does not mean that you have to drop everything and rush to the parts store. I agree with you, however, that it is time to plan on it'* replacement. It'* just not required at this exact moment.
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Correct...my point exactly.

It is cracked and should be planned.
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Exactly. At $15-30 for a replacement maintenance item, it'* not worth risking the loss of all power assisted items, IMO.
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