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Old 13-10-2012, 06:24   #16
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Re: Alternator Belt Residue

Another thing is to get really good quality belts. The best I have found that are readily available are the Gates green stripe ones, which are also available NAPA branded. They have a bright green coating that makes them distinctive. I get years out of one of these driving a 100-amp alternator. I've never actually snapped one, but I replace them when they show visible signs of wear. Still get some residue, but that is usually from me neglecting to check the belt tension frequently.

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Old 13-10-2012, 19:28   #17
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Originally Posted by s/v Holiday
Upgrade to a serpentine pulley system and say goodbye to the belt dust. I am running a 160 amp alt with no more belt ware since changing to the serpentine system.

I just used a brush on everything and then vacuumed up all the belt dust. The engine looked like new under all that old rubber dust
Where did you get your engine pully from. I have a universal 35A and would like to change ours over.

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Old 13-10-2012, 19:42   #18
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Re: Alternator Belt Residue


I got it from High Output Marine Alternators & Regulators, Marine Wind turbines, Marine desalination systems - Electromaax Marine

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