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Generator belt
#1
    Something that is out of sight can be out out of mind. This is my old gen belt that is very hard to see. It was still working bit very short on time.
Ron Gripon
2003 coach 660-F150 
2005 Porsche Boxster
#2
Wow Ron! you were lucky to catch that when you did. I put a new belt on mine when the bearings went out....right before members on this forum found a better arrangement that does not need a belt.

If I ever have trouble again, I will change out the blower for a unit that has internal motor vs. the external motor, fan belt arrangement.

Again....glad you found the belt before it broke.

bill
Bill Johnson
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine with Motorcycle lift 
2011 Jeep Wrangler, 2018 BMW 1200GS Adventure Motorcycle
Auburn, Alabama
#3
(07-06-2018, 01:25 PM)bikestuff Wrote: Wow Ron!  you were lucky to catch that when you did.  I put a new belt on mine when the bearings went out....right before members on this forum found a better arrangement that does not need a belt.  

If I ever have trouble again, I will change out the blower for a unit that has internal motor vs. the external motor, fan belt arrangement.

Again....glad you found the belt before it broke.

bill

Hi Bill, that was the water pump belt. Luck was on my side.
Ron Gripon
2003 coach 660-F150 
2005 Porsche Boxster
#4
Ron,

You tried to tell me! But I did not listen!

From now on, when Ron talks I will try to pay closer attention.

This morning, I cranked the genny and just happened to look a few minutes later and found high temperature on the gauge. I went outside and observed a broken belt. While I was looking at the genny, it shut down.

It took me visiting 5 parts places to find the correct belt.

So....don't be like Bill and not have checked your radiator belt on your genny. Also don't be like Bill and not have a spare with you.

The belt looked super good from the outside. It still had its part numbers clearly visible. The rubber looked fine. But....If I had looked closely, I would have seen missing teeth in the belt. The store only had one belt of the correct size, but rest assured I will get another one and will keep with the coach.

Ron tried to tell us...but I for one did not listen. My bad!

Bill
Bill Johnson
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine with Motorcycle lift 
2011 Jeep Wrangler, 2018 BMW 1200GS Adventure Motorcycle
Auburn, Alabama


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