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Old 04-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Changing Under Pulley and found the belt to be in horrible shape!











Crazy after 65,000 KM it can be in this bad shape, is this normal?
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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have you noticed a burning rubber (not oil, not clutch) smell coming brom that back of your car after a drive?
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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Looks like you just got it in the nick of time.
Assuming its the original, it is very unusual looking for your time and mileage.
Looks more like heat has been its enemy.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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have you noticed a burning rubber (not oil, not clutch) smell coming brom that back of your car after a drive?

I've never noticed any unusual smells
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Drive in winter? Road salt is very hard on rubber belts and bushings.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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Drive in winter? Road salt is very hard on rubber belts and bushings.

No never winter driven!
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:14 PM   #7
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Crazy after 65,000 KM it can be in this bad shape, is this normal?
IMHO, age matters as much as mileage, and this applies to all rubber parts...!

If this is (ok, it was...) the original belt, and it has managed to survive 10 years..!

I would say it is very good quality indeed

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Old 04-28-2011, 03:05 AM   #8
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It looks to be in the same condition as a couple that I have changed on 97-99 cars. I agree that age does indeed affect the belt.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:29 PM   #9
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It looks to be in the same condition as a couple that I have changed on 97-99 cars. I agree that age does indeed affect the belt.

I find it hard to believe it could be that bad from age. Could hard driving habits have anything to do with it?
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #10
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That belt really looks bad..... I just installed your TT (thanks again for sending it) and my belt from '04 looks absolutely ok, like brandnew, has a Porsche part#. Is/was yours OEM?

Your driving habits won't make a difference.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #11
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Hey Andy. How long did it take you to change the pulley?
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #12
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Holy cracked belt!! I changed mine at 54k miles (2000 'S') and it was like new...almost didn't bother putting the new belt on because it was so tight I was worried it would cause water pump issues. That's amazing. Maybe certain years used different OE providers.
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Hey Andy. How long did it take you to change the pulley?
About an hour I'd say, really didn't look at the time...
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