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Old 10-18-2010, 12:36 PM   #16
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Check deflection first, if it's loose then tighten. Adjustment procedure can be found in any manual. Checking this costs no money, chances are the belt is glazed and in the morning it slips, glazing is caused when a belt is too loose, or too old.

Do not over tighten, it is no good for the bearings or the belt.
Adjust what? There is no adjustment ... the tensioner is spring loaded (or hydraulic).

Noise could also be pulley bearings in the tensioner, or one of the components (alt, water pump).
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #17
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Your a real moron, I do own a BMW M3, Audi A4 and a turbo Del Sol and a BMW 320i which I just picked up as a beater, now shut your mouth and go buy a BMW manual, you can't afford a BMW because your post's show otherwise. Go buy some more E-bay part's ya tool


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I can afford new belts i didnt realize that they are that cheap... I purchased the wheels...and sol searchin get your ass off this forum..this is for people with "BMW's" since i can afford one and you can go suck your mother....And yes I will purchase belts this week..thank you for your help...I just needed a temporary solution but buying belts is better then wasting money on dressing.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:25 PM   #18
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Tuff Guy on a Forum. Im a youg dude wit one whip so dont feel all big cuz u old or ur mom and dad bought u sme cars ..get a life faggot
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #19
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I'm actually far along in my life and very accomplished, Yes your a young dude who needs to shut his mouth and listen to people's advice. I am embarrassed that you are a BMW owner, sell it and buy a Kia or hyundai.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:45 AM   #20
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Old man go to sleep don't wake up stop being a forum bully. Get a life
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:53 AM   #21
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You both seem like you're actually the same age by how childish you're acting.

Anyway new belts are your safest bet and they won't leave you stranded. Easy to replace!
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:54 AM   #22
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You both seem like you're actually the same age by how childish you're acting.

Anyway new belts are your safest bet and they won't leave you stranded. Easy to replace!
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #23
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Sorry buddy, didn't realize that they all went to serpentine belts or auto tensioned. I guess they are catering to people who have loads of $$$ and don't have any automotive know-how.

I'd recommend getting yourself a new belt and if the tensioner is replaceable, maybe that as well.

At the same time replace the automatic blow job device under the dashboard.

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Adjust what? There is no adjustment ... the tensioner is spring loaded (or hydraulic).

Noise could also be pulley bearings in the tensioner, or one of the components (alt, water pump).
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:53 PM   #24
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On the subject of belts... I can hear an instantaneous belt squeal when I shift at high RPMs. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:15 PM   #25
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^ I had that when my belt was fairly worn, it would also squeal from a cold start.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:38 PM   #26
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Good to know. I know for sure that one of the belts needs to be replaced since it is cracking. I have to do the valve cover gasket soon, so I'll probably do the belt at the same time.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:38 AM   #27
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I'm actually far along in my life and very accomplished, Yes your a young dude who needs to shut his mouth and listen to people's advice. I am embarrassed that you are a BMW owner, sell it and buy a Kia or hyundai.
let's not knock on kia or hyundai lol

I was in Korea two weeks ago, some nice cars they're both pumpin out haha

k back on topic...I will agree w/ replacing the belt.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:24 PM   #28
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There's no adjustment on e30 belts? Move the alternator out a little.

Belt dressing doesn't fix anything. It will actually dry your belts out even faster. Replace the belt. Its easy, hardest part is removing the fan.
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The squeeking has come back. Im not sure if this is my belts or tensioner? NO visible damage on the belts. Anyone have any DIY videos for replacing these both i cant seem to find one for the belts. Its annoying because it stops and comes back. ANy suggestions?
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:37 PM   #30
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The squeeking has come back. Im not sure if this is my belts or tensioner? NO visible damage on the belts. Anyone have any DIY videos for replacing these both i cant seem to find one for the belts. Its annoying because it stops and comes back. ANy suggestions?
What did you end up doing to fix the issue?
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