<VV> Fan belt tension?

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Thu Feb 27 21:23:06 EST 2014

To add to what Frank says here, one of our members just pulls straight back on the pulley, as a limit to how much tension he can put on the belt.  I find that pulling on the pulley hub works well for me.  Basically if you take all the slack out, that's generally tight enough.


On Feb 23, 2014, at 11:45 PM, Frank DuVal wrote:

> That's how we have done it for 30 years. A tight belt flips off faster.
> Well, usually I do not need the screwdriver, hammer handle or pry bar 
> since I am just going for tight enough to still turn the 
> generator/alternator pulley with my finger.
> Also, that pulley by the distributor is an adjustable idler pulley, not 
> a tensioner. Tensioner implies an automatic adjustment. This is manual.
> Frank DuVal

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