Squealing Fan Belt

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Squealing Fan Belt

Postby myoldjalopy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:08 pm

The usual remedy in such a case is to tighten the fanbelt but it may be that with an old, oily engine the belt tension is correct but oil has got on the belt causing it to slip. In such a case, remove the belt and clean off all the oil on the pulleys and the belt itself and re-set to the correct tightness.

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Re: Squealing Fan Belt

Postby philthehill » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:21 pm

If once oil free and still squealing give the belt a good showering with French Chalk or at a push talcum powder.


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Re: Squealing Fan Belt

Postby myoldjalopy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 pm

Talcum powder may make the old engine smell a bit sweeter too. I know we like to pamper our cars :wink:


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