fan belt replacement problems

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fan belt replacement problems

Postby cosmosm3 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:50 pm

Hello, I am in the process of replacing my pulleys, tensioners, and belts for my AC and the main belt on my 1995 m3. Problem is
when I replaced the pulleys and the one tensioner on the main side with the alternator when I get the replacement belt on it is too tight even with the tensioner fully released. Then I put on the old belt to see what was up it was too loose, I could put a few fingers between the belt and the alternator pulley wheel. I have the routing correct.
anyone?
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Re: fan belt replacement problems

Postby Caligula » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:09 am

The OEM belt is made by Contitech. If this is not what you bought, then its the wrong belt.
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Re: fan belt replacement problems

Postby cosmosm3 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:16 am

huh, it is a contitech belt like you said. do you know what the part number is? I'm thinking it may be the tensioner I replaced it with but
I compared it to the old one and it was the same size/length, I'll have to keep figurin
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Re: fan belt replacement problems

Postby Caligula » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:18 am

If anything ive noticed the newer tensioners resemble the E46 ones and allow more range then the original ones.

Look in the manual for the belt routing, use belt 6PK X 1555
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Re: fan belt replacement problems

Postby cosmosm3 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:12 am

turns out the belt was the wrong one. yes the new tensioners like you said had a little more range.but thanks for the help
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