[V8] Mineral Oil on Serpentine belt

George Tur getur at optonline.net
Wed Jan 26 10:22:34 EST 2005

On Wednesday 26 January 2005 09:36 am, Charles Wurts wrote:
> I am still wrestling with a couple of hydraulic leaks....  one of them
> has managed to get the serpentine belt fairly moist and the belt is
> making a significant amount of noise.  I know that mineral oil will
> degrade rubber bushings over time.  Would it be reasonable to think the
> serpentine belt will be compromised as well?  Any BTDTs?
Yep. My son's 5ktq had a leak in the hydraulic pump that over time saturated 
the timing belt and caused it to let go prematurely. Luckily there was no 
valve train damage.

George Tur
91 V8

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