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    Supercharger Drive Belt - Cover

    You guys think I should put that POS back on - or simply leave it off?

    Advantages of either?

    Many Thanks !!!


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    Advantage of NOT putting it back on.... Easier belt inspections!

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    +1, easier maintnance, less corrosion!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    Advantage of NOT putting it back on.... Easier belt inspections!

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    Thanks for your recommendations guys. I definitely left it off.

    Should I be liberal about hosing in that area with the garden hose after a NaCl + H2O ride?

    How about spraying Fluid Film in that area - avoid it?

    Brisyl - you say "Maintenance" - please explain...

    Many Thanks !!!

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    I swamp / flush EVERY thing in the engine bay with fresh water ........... the use 1/4-1/3 of a can of lanotec EVERY ride

    if its metalic component FLUSH IT

    the engine wont blow up from washing it !!!

    Waz

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    I've should have said cleaning, washing and lubing! Yes you can wash it liberaly, i use pressure washer with caution with good soap and finish out with silicone spray around and on the pulleys, some prefer oil like fluid film, i prefer silicone spray vs oil around the belt, i even use it everywhere in the engine bay and it work A1 for me. I've used that method since 2009, I ride 100% salt water and never had any corrosion at all. I use the fluid film on any moving parts like cables, pivot, pump, steering, etc... but it can be use with caution on pulleys too.
    to each their preference.


    Quote Originally Posted by Spooling View Post
    Thanks for your recommendations guys. I definitely left it off.

    Should I be liberal about hosing in that area with the garden hose after a NaCl + H2O ride?

    How about spraying Fluid Film in that area - avoid it?

    Brisyl - you say "Maintenance" - please explain...

    Many Thanks !!!

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    You mean to tell me you spray even the belt and pulleys with silicone/lanolin?

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    So I assume it is best to avoid this area with Fluid Film / Lanolin?

    I guess Silicone Spray is a little less "intense" and would probably just dry-up and burn off at first run.

    I am pretty certain that Mal likes to lubricate that area yet ONLY on his Friends Ski's:
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    Hey Ed.

    I'll catch up with Corey before the race on Sunday. I'm planning on spraying a little lubricant on his supercharger belt and stealing the rubber from his bungs. That should slow him down a little bit.

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    i shoot the pulleys with silicone and try to spray as less as i can on the belt but there is always a little that goes on the it but never cause any slippage even on my 260 with the manual thightener

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy71 View Post
    You mean to tell me you spray even the belt and pulleys with silicone/lanolin?

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    For myself i never used lanolin base around the pulleys so i can't comment on that

    But what i like about silicone spray, as you mention it dries and leave a protective film on wathever it touch and last quite a long time
    I like it even in the rest of the engine bay, i found it less messy then oil.
    but like i said earlier, some will tell you that oil is better, i'm basing my point on personal result

    but a good hint is, fluid film or silicone spray is better then nothing at all
    cheers


    I guess Silicone Spray is a little less "intense" and would probably just dry-up and burn off at first run.

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