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Old 19-05-2021, 17:56   #1
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Yanmar belt cover

Does anyone leave the belt cover off the Yanmar engine during normal use?
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Old 19-05-2021, 18:12   #2
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Does anyone leave the belt cover off the Yanmar engine during normal use?
Oo! Now I'm jealous. A belt cover!

Does it capture the belt dust and prevent it coating every surface in the engine room?
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Old 19-05-2021, 18:17   #3
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I was thinking about grime too. I does seem to collect all the grime that might otherwise get all over the engine compartment. Good point.
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Does anyone leave the belt cover off the Yanmar engine during normal use?
What belt cover? neither of the 2 yanmars I've had came with belt covers...
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I guess some people just end up discarding them. But It does catch alot of grime for sure.
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Old 19-05-2021, 20:31   #6
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Remove it. They decrease air movement to your alternator.
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You think not having it will make a mess of the engine room?
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Old 20-05-2021, 20:12   #8
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I wish I had a belt cover on my older Yanmar. I'm scared to death that I'll open the engine cover and snag a rope or article of clothing in the belt while the engine's running.
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Old 20-05-2021, 22:07   #9
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Re: Yanmar belt cover

belt cover...crikey !. sounds very up market...do they come in assorted colours ?

might be just the thing to jazz up the old girls...

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Re: Yanmar belt cover

Newer Yanmars come with them. I keep it on for looks and safety reasons. You can always drill some holes where the alternator is if you worry about cooling.
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