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Old 08-05-2010, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by chromesilverz View Post
A handheld fish scale and ruler might work if you have one laying around for the tension/deflection.
Perfect!
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:51 PM
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I appreciate this great write-up! THANKS!
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:20 AM
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Perfec DIY, but how can I measure the tension im aplying to the belts?
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RICHARDHAUNTER View Post
Perfec DIY, but how can I measure the tension im aplying to the belts?
exactly how much of this thread did you actually read? the very answer to that question starts on the first page.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:18 PM
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Do you have to loosen the idler pulleys? Mine are retarded tight. Stripped a half inch craftsmen and I'm calling it a night for now.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:31 PM
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Check this out to determine belt wear for non neoprene belts. Neoprene belts would have cracks and missing chunks.

http://www.gatesprograms.com/beltwear

Also for cheap belt tension gauge

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...4-91132-197212

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:48 AM
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why do u need to loosen every pullies nut? why not just the tensioners?
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:09 AM
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^^^maybe you should try it.... But I don't think from what I remember, that you can just loosen the tensioners without first loosening the pulley nuts you wouldn't be able to move the pulley up or down. The pulley nuts hold the position of the pulley in place once you have them set with the tensioners.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:05 AM
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Just did this today, get writeup. The only thing I would add is to get it correctly tightened back I counted how many turns I loosened each pulley.
For those interested:
Loosed both pulleys by about a quarter turn.
Lowered AC pulley by about 8 turns.
Lowered Alt Pulley about 10 turns.

Hope that helps someone.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:56 PM
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Nice write up, thanks for doing it, I was planning on doing this soon; I noticed mine had cracks in it while I was doing the oil change, suckiest part is dealing with the cover underneath, I'll get the parts this weekend oh and I get to finally fix those POS hatch struts, no more cuncussions for me!!woo hoo
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:10 AM
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Anyone know the specs on the ac-idler-pulley bolt? I need a new bolt because mine is stripped.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Encino_Man View Post
Anyone know the specs on the ac-idler-pulley bolt? I need a new bolt because mine is stripped.
Did you try calling the Nissan dealer Parts Dept.?
They should know......I would call several dealers, they all have different pricing.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:29 AM
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Took me a bit longer than I would have liked, a little over 2 hours. Had to remove the down pipe for the supercharger and the engine cover to get to the belts. Figured since all that was off, might as well recharge the air filter as well. But overall was a good write up. Everything came out good to go.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:35 PM
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that was a hell of a lot easier than i thought
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 3hree5ive0ero View Post
This may help, also.



Where do you get these manuals?
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:24 AM
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Thanks for a great comprehensive tutorial!

I wasn't able to gauge the tension, I had to guestimate it, no squeeks or squeels after I was done, anyone knows what happens if you apply more than the recommended amount of tension on the belt? (Apart from the obvious, which would be the belt snapping, which didn't happen) just curious...
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:04 AM
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I thought I would try to save some people the trouble that I had. From October 2006 to November 2006 Nissan produced the VQ35DE that had a different pulley arrangement and belt routing than the other DE's.

Attached is the FSM figure with the pulley that my Z is missing crossed out.
The typical belt length for a DE is 1175mm, but since I am missing a pulley the belt I need is shorter. (Not sure what the correct measurement should be, waiting on to get the belt in.)

I discovered this problem after sheering off the adjuster bolt, driving around for a week with a squealing (i.e. embarrassing) belt, and way to much time spent on a simple project.

Hope this helps someone.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:10 PM
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dothemath, thanks for putting this and the pics on here. I knocked it out today when I had the shroud off for an oil change. The hardest part was getting the nuts loose on the idler pulleys. After that it was smooth sailing.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:56 AM
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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Supper easy DIY! took less than an hour.
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