V-belt quality

Joshua Van Tol josh at spiny.com
Wed Jan 2 13:50:36 PST 2013

Could the belt be slipping and wearing excessively, perhaps because of a
worn bearing in a tensioner or the like? Could the adjustment be slipping?
Contamination from an oil leak?

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Peter Orban <orbanp1 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> Happy New Year to Everyone!
> Question about V-belt quality, the make I have been using keeps stretching.
> The V-belt in question is the Continental AVX10X950 (my apologies, it is
> on a VW Golf ;-). It has the V notches and the reinforcing belts are only
> at the outer edge.
> My son lost the previous belt, it was a bit loose, it started screeching
> occasionally around 3K RPM. We kept tightening the belt, about every two
> month or so.
> Now I put on a new belt, also the same Continental make. It was tight when
> I put it on, and now, a couple of days later it is not so tight.
> Is that normal? I don't think so!
> Thanks, Peter
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