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Old 03-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #46
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Well it is being slightly stretched out and it does need to be flexible enough

instead of throwing your cash at water pump/power steering pump/alternator.. why not try a new belt? lol
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:16 AM   #47
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yaaa your right......there is so much trial and error with this area.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:23 AM   #48
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thats right

now go out, replace those 2 belts.. and report back
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #49
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The belts looked fine....i hope im not wasting my time
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #50
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before taking off the belt, i would squirt some lithium grease on belt while its rotating around. If the belt is making the noise it will quiet down when it gets sprayed. If it continues to make noise after spraying (make sure its just on the belt) then its a mechanical noise coming from bearings.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #51
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Lithium grease? where do you get that? Can i just try with belt dressing?
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:12 PM   #52
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i wouldnt try belt dressing as it will make your belt soft and then stretch over time, if you dont plan on replacing it. White lithium grease in a spray can, can be bought at cdn tire. lithium grease will not affect the composition of the belt material and will provide lubrication and grip (temporarily) if the belt is glazed.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:13 AM   #53
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Changing the actuator(piston that creates the tension) in the tensioner assembly this saturday. My cousin thinks this may be the best bet...What yall think?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:18 AM   #54
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did you change to a new belt and taken that out of the equation?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:20 AM   #55
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No lol i know you think i SHould but my cux works at beemer he checked it out couple days ago, said theere is no sign that it is the belt....his idea was the hydraulic tensioner next,,,,since the assembly is expensive
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:21 AM   #56
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #57
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ANyone else been thorugh this problem....common beamer guys
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #58
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Success! LOL...I ended up chanign the belt finally and realized that the dressing(canadian tire bullshit) made the belt sticky. The squeel is finnaly gone after changing the tensioner pulley, idler pulley and a new belt....Hope this can help anyone with the same problem..
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:14 AM   #59
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probably the belt the entire time. Should of changed that first, cheapest and easiest.
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but his cousin works for bmw so his cousin is more right then us hacks...lol (i'll stay away from durham BMW then)
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