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Anyone else eating V-belts..with Hydro-assist steering???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm burning-up V-belts...
    I replaced 2 in the last 2 months..
    I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same problem..
    It may just be...
    ALL the mud and water I'm playing with..is just the problem. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Just a shot in the dark, but you may want to check your pully alignment. Did you just recently install this?

    John
     
  3. JK5

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    Just a shot in the dark, but you may want to check your pully alignment. Did you just recently install this?



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    The alignment is pretty nice...
    I checked it with a straight edge..

    I installed it in June.

    Also I have an aluminum pulley..
    I wonder if the pulley is the problem.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Are they slipping and glazing over, or chewing up the edge?
     
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    I just go through a pump a week /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif, but I'm serpentine
     
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    Also I have an aluminum pulley..
    I wonder if the pulley is the problem..

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    I heard rumors that that can happen, but I've never personally seen it.

    John
     
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    I just go through a pump a week /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif, but I'm serpentine

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    Have you tried a cooler yet?
     
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    Der uh yeah I have, since the beginning. Pumps are just junk, can't wait till I get my HOWE stuff...
     
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    Ouch. I really don't think I can afford to eat up a pump every week.
     
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    Are they slipping and glazing over,

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    The belt does get glazed...it doesn't look bad really.
    I don't get that much slippage..
    it happens once in a while..when I'm cutting the wheel hard.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I heard rumors that that can happen, but I've never personally seen it.


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    I haven't heard anything bad about Aluminum pulleys..
    Has Anyone???
     

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