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Re: 4000csq belt squeeking at start

> > I have to tighten the belt approx. every 1000 miles if
> > not less. I don't have to say it's a BIG PITA given the adjusting
> > mechanism is probably the most stupid design I've ever seen (After
> > stripping the teeth on two $7 adjusting nuts and the thread on the
> > alternator (substituted with a longer bolt and a nut)  I'm using good
> > old jack handle as a lever now).

> I thought it was the _neatest_ design I'd ever seen, because it allows belt 
> tightness to be specified in Nm, and not in terms of the legendary calibrated 
> German mechanics' fingers.

I found it easy to use too.  Now as for the AC belt on the 5ks, that
one is a real pain.

IMO, the cause of stripping the teeth is failure to loosen all the
alternator bolts.  The alternator moves really easily when all the
bolts are loose.

What is the spec BTW?