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I have two vehicles that have nasty belt squeal. All the belts are newish.

I put a bit of water based valve grinding compound on the belt and the pulleys. Run it and it takes the glaze off the belts, pulleys, and when its dry, it just flings off.

No more squeal.

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That's pretty cool, I was always told to use some bee's wax, but I don't have any of that laying around... now grinding compound, that I have... don't ask

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A touch of bar soap works good too!

Don't want a deal with alot of flibiddy-flab or mumbo-jumbo...........

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[align=center]So does WD40.......[/align]


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not sure if I like the idea of wd on the belts and such... you sure redwing?


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At one time I had this LONG list of things that WD-40 could be and had been used on, and I believe spaying it on squeking belts was one of its uses????...Seems that these "snake belts" get dried out and get slick, a small shot of WD-40 "limbers" them up some....Of course theres always take a wrench, tighten that belt up and give it a shot of "Belt Dressing"....My Jeep was going through belts like crazy , until I finally broke down bouight the high dollar belt....No more El Cheapo belts...

Now here's something scarry!!!!...Last year my neighbor and I were talking, my Jeep was running, then all of the sudden it was like "POW" and the engine died????...Looked under the hood that belt had broken, and it was wrapped around the lower pulley...No problem!!! WRONG!!!!...That belt went behind that lower pulley and actually went inside the crank seal!!!...I had to pull the radiator, sheilds, lower pulley and timing cover to get all of the pieces out!!!!..Good Thing???..I noticed that the timing chain tenisioner was broken, and the timing chain was loose...That El Cheapo belt cost me almost $200.00 when it was over,two week of using the wifes car to get to work, and lets not talk about the cuts scraps and band aids I wore for weeks after....So check them belts every so often as to not so much the top side, but the grooved side for cracks, if it has cracks in it, theres your first sign to change it out!!!!!

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I use 100 - 120 grit sandpaper on the glazes pulleys. Not deep heavy marks, just enough to give a little TOOTH so the belt has something to grab to.
IF you're not inclined to skuff the pulleys then use that paper on the belts to remove the glaze.

Motor off, of course.
Drag the paper from center to outside. That's 90 degrees to the direction of the belt.

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Yeah my neighbour uses WD40 on almost everything.... I see that cowboy redbaronfrom Texas agrees, so it must be ok UBarW.....[/align]


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[align=center]Yeah my neighbour uses WD40 on almost everything.... I see that cowboy redbaronfrom Texas agrees, so it must be ok UBarW.....
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I never knew WD40 actually dried out to a slightly tacky-sticky mess until I used it on my car locks. A couple weeks later those locks got harder to turn. Being the main door to get into I had to disassembled the drivers door lock ONLY to find WD40 gummed up the locks pins.

GOOD STUFF WD40... when & where you know how to use it.


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