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Old 07-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Anyone tried/uses these... Gates, Goldcoast...

thoughts on these? anyone using them or has had experience with them?

Gates Racing Timing Belt:
http://www.frsport.com/Racing-Timing...FSIV7AodjEIA_Q

Gold Coast Automotive Idler "Guide" Pulley, Upper "Billet":
http://goldcoastautomotive.com/cgi-b...tive&item=2497

Gold Coast Automotive Billet Aluminum "Guide Pulley":
http://goldcoastautomotive.com/cgi-b...tive&item=2471

whats the difference between the 2 gold coast pulleys? im probably just missing it...

im about to redo timing and found these. im liking the ideas and what i see.
i know a few guys will say "stick to stock for maintenance", but thats not what im looking for. these look like good upgrades. thoughts?

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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I've had the Gates Racing belt on my car for a little over two years (25K miles), the only reason I have it because I got it cheap through a friends' job, pretty much half price. Otherwise I would've put a stock belt on.

There have been a few complaints about the Gold Coast pulley about the bearings wearing out prematurely. I've only heard of one GC pulley, maybe the other pulley is for the older Zetecs that use two idlers?

If you get a Gates tensioner make sure it's the old original design, the NEW design failed some people according to a thread in here not too long ago.
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not worth it use OEM!!!!!!! on belt and pulleys / tensioners call Steve at Tousley
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I've had the Gates Racing belt on my car for a little over two years (25K miles), the only reason I have it because I got it cheap through a friends' job, pretty much half price. Otherwise I would've put a stock belt on.

There have been a few complaints about the Gold Coast pulley about the bearings wearing out prematurely. I've only heard of one GC pulley, maybe the other pulley is for the older Zetecs that use two idlers?

If you get a Gates tensioner make sure it's the old original design, the NEW design failed some people according to a thread in here not too long ago.
thanks Sniper Focus
hmmm... good to know about those incidents for the Gold Coast pulley.
yea i got confused on the pulleys. emailed one of the guys there and they helped me out. quick too!

heard about the Gates also. was going to avoid those anyways.

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not worth it use OEM!!!!!!! on belt and pulleys / tensioners call Steve at Tousley
thats probably what ill end up doing Qweesy. a lot of people recommend doing that. mightaswell!
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The GC pulley is a good product.
If the bearing does happen to fail it's only a $10 part to replace.

Yes I had trouble with mine, but you have to also take into account that I'm putting lots of stress on all my parts.

My best luck has been with Motorcraft belts. Everything else wares far too fast.
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Gates makes some of the best belts...I always go that route. Tensioner may be another story, but their belts are arguably the best.

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I've had the Gates Racing belt on my car for a little over two years (25K miles), the only reason I have it because I got it cheap through a friends' job, pretty much half price. Otherwise I would've put a stock belt on.

There have been a few complaints about the Gold Coast pulley about the bearings wearing out prematurely. I've only heard of one GC pulley, maybe the other pulley is for the older Zetecs that use two idlers?

If you get a Gates tensioner make sure it's the old original design, the NEW design failed some people according to a thread in here not too long ago.
Yeah, that was my thread. I would recommend all OEM for the timing assembly.

Good luck with your T-Belt OP!
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I've had no problems with the Gates timing belt kit and water pump. I've used many gates kits with no problems. I just did the timing belt on my SVT and it's going great.
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