David duandcc_forums at
Wed Feb 11 10:02:49 EST 2004

Yup, with lots of solvent (brake parts cleaner works fine, so does spray carb or throttlebody cleaner).

87.5 CGT
SE Virginia
From: John Karasaki <johkar at>
Date: 2004/02/11 Wed AM 12:53:43 EST
To: David <duandcc_forums at>
Subject: Re: RE: Batteries


Do you deglaze the pulleys by using a wire wheel on a drill?


At 02:35 PM 2/9/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Are you deglazing the pullies when chaning belts? When a belt slips for a 
>while, it glazes the pullies, making even brand new, properly installed 
>belts slip...
>87.5 CGT
>SE Virginia
>From: "johkar at" <johkar at>
>Date: 2004/02/09 Mon PM 01:38:17 EST
>To: conner at,  andrew at,
>         quattro at,  200q20v at
>Subject: RE: Batteries
>Anyone have an alternator seize up on them?  I have a 4kq with 200k+ miles
>on the original alternator.  It is killing belts (yes I'm using the right
>width and lenght) in a horrible screeching way.  The pulleys are aligned
>and not bent, either.
>Any ideas?
>Original Message:
>From: Dave C. conner at
>Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 12:35:15 -0500
>To: andrew at, quattro at, 200q20v at
>Subject: Batteries
>Andrew writes ...
>" What is the current consensus on replacement batteries? Interstate?"
>OH NO ... not another battery thread!
>Interstate is among the best ... many of their batteries have other names
>pasted on them.  I think the Interstate website tells what some of these
>other names are.  One I'm pretty sure of is DuraLast at AutoZone.  WalMArt
>and/or Sam's Club may also have Interstate with another label on it.
>Check/confirm that your alternator belt has correct tension ... slipping
>belt can give the appearance of a failing battery.
>Dave C.
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