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Old 07-18-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Serpentine Belt?

So ... my belt broke off a week ago and I finally have some time to work on it ... well I went to O'Reilly and bought the Gates Belt and the first time he gave me the wrong one ... then the second time he gave me the one for the Zetec SVT engine ... well I hope.

I searched and searched and don't really see the definite answer to which gates belt I need for the SVT accessories.

I now have Gates K060775 ... Do I have the right one? ? ? ?

Because when I put it on it feels real loose ... I mean I didn't even have to move the Tensioner at all ...

Thanks .... I am drawing a blank ... I want to make sure I have the right belt so I can point at another issue ... which would be replacing the tensioner next ...

Again thanks.

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Old 07-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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The one you listed is for WITHOUT AC....here's a screen capture from Rock Auto.




Hope that helps man. My serp belt was a BEEOTCH to get on because it's so tight
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Dangit ... I even told the dude that I want the belt with AC ... crap.

Yea, I have done the belt before it is tight ... but the last one was from FORD. I decided to try the Gates one because I here good things about it.

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Old 07-18-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
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What's wrong with it being so tight?? :O lol
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^Yeah

You get a better feel when it's tighter. Sloppy is bad.
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get teh gator one from autozone.
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Tell you what.....anything other than an OEM belt from a Ford dealer is a crap shoot. The possible problems.....length, width, size of the grooves, the composition of the belt material, etc. The slightest bit off on any of those specs can cause noise, wear, premature failure. Same goes for the tensioner. Get the parts from Ford.

Nothing is worse than getting stuck somewhere for the sake of one stupid little belt. Match the new belt from Ford with your old stock belt....check the part numbers if they're still visible....the very first time you change belts. I can't begin to tell you the number of belt issues I've had to fix on cars, solved by simply changing to an OEM belt.
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I have never heard anything bad about the Gates belts.
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i bought a gates timing belt and I plan on getting the gates serp belt and do that at the same time...they look very very durable in person while holding them
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