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Old 04-28-2008, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 3hree5ive0ero
The applied pushing force is 22lbs. So, put 22lbs of pressure and then measure. I used the handle of my hammer to press down and put weight (20lbs + hammer weight + little bit of me holding it all = ~22lbs) on top of the hammer to apply the said force. I got somebody else to measure while I held the weight. It's ghetto, but it works.
Sounds good. Thats what I will do. I puched down on the belts and then measured to what I tought felt like 22lbs hahaha

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Old 04-28-2008, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by NA&CH
Sounds good. Thats what I will do. I puched down on the belts and then measured to what I tought felt like 22lbs hahaha

Thanks a lot

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I tried that too. It turns out I was nowhere near the 22lbs of pressure required. Let me know how that works out for you.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DucondimemayOP
I am not sure if it's a good idea to have news paper between the jack stand and the frame of the car...very dangerous.
The thought was to try and not mar the frame rails but your suggestion is noted. Better to not have the car slip and kill you I suppose
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:57 PM
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Well I finally decided to try this... was easy. Thanks for the guide it helped.

I just drove up onto ramps which was enough clearance for me.

I don't have a torque wrench so I have no idea how tight I made the pully's but hopefully its enough and not too much. Whats the worse that can happen, it snaps and then boom there goes my AC and/or power steering and generator. Hopefully will be fine...

Thanks for the guide again...
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Thanks for the guide. It definitely helped. The bolts on those pulleys are definitely tight. You need a good torque wrench to get those things off.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:26 AM
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nice write up great pics
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:25 AM
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Thanks a lot I don't think you should be breaking bolts loose with a torque wrench though. Use a breaker bar or a ratchet with a pipe extension for the handle.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:25 PM
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Bump for a great write up. Time it took me: 35 minutes.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:54 AM
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is this same process able to be done to put on a lightweight UR pulley?
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:03 PM
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Thanks for the detailed write up ,felt good to take a wrench to the car and save some cash.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:37 PM
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My mechanic charged me just $2O.OO for installing both belts in my better
half's Pathfinder. I plan to do the same with my "Zee". No problemo!
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funny i was just thinking about replacing my belts when i hit 60k miles, Thx for the great write up!
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:47 PM
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Thanks. I need to change my belts soon.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:22 PM
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How do you know when the belts need change? If there is no cracking/fraying/etc on the belt im guessing they are fine?
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:12 AM
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Great post!
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Originally Posted by 300zx1985
How do you know when the belts need change? If there is no cracking/fraying/etc on the belt im guessing they are fine?
Personally I go by a every 30k or 2 yr rule. Mine had less than 10k on it when the first belt decided to trash itself....granted it was 5yrs old....so its one of those, do it before you see issues. I call it preventative maintenance.
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Default Belt tension/deflector gauge

Anyone have a source for the Kent-Moore belt tension/deflector gauge (kent-Moore Tool " BT3373-F indicated in the Nissan 350Z Service Manual)?
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 35Z
Anyone have a source for the Kent-Moore belt tension/deflector gauge (kent-Moore Tool " BT3373-F indicated in the Nissan 350Z Service Manual)?
Nope, I use the ol faithful thumb-o-meter.
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Originally Posted by WTX350Z
Nope, I use the ol faithful thumb-o-meter.
I don't know about you, but my calibration was way off.

See my above posts to see how I remedied that.
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