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post #1 of 11 Old Mar 17th, 2005, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Belt Conditioner

Does anyone know of a good belt conditioner spray. The v-belts on my engine are fairly new, but sorta "squeek" on the pulleys. I have tried "GUNK" anti-slip and belt conditioner, but it doesn't really do the trick. It shuts the belts up for a few seconds, but then the squeek comes back.

Or is this just a belt tension thing. Now, the belt tensioners are pretty much at there max and the belts seem pretty tight, but... ?

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Does anyone know of a good belt conditioner spray. The v-belts on my engine are fairly new, but sorta "squeek" on the pulleys. I have tried "GUNK" anti-slip and belt conditioner, but it doesn't really do the trick. It shuts the belts up for a few seconds, but then the squeek comes back.

Or is this just a belt tension thing. Now, the belt tensioners are pretty much at there max and the belts seem pretty tight, but... ?

Any thoughts?
Permatex belt dressing. Works great! My belts haven't squeeled for 4 months now and they aren't over a year old.

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Thanks Man. I'll have to give the Permatex stuff a try.

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wd-40 works for me.

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Thanks Man. I'll have to give the Permatex stuff a try.
Now that I think about it, anti seize compound would work too.

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Try Vaseline if you want them to run REAL quiet.

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Try Vaseline if you want them to run REAL quiet.
Are you really serious about the vaseline, or are you setting me up for my next post titled "How Do I Remove Vaseline from My Belts"????

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I think it's a set-up! You'll stop the squeak (maybe) but the belts might not actually turn anything either.

This seems to be a common issue on the trucks... mine started squealing again back in January and I was able to tighten it to get it to stop.

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Ford told me to use white lithium grease on the serpentine belt on a Taurus I once had. Damned if it didn't work!
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I thought you're not suppose to put grease; are any of these belt dressing harmful to the belt itself?
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Um, no. Do NOT use Vaseline on your belts. :P

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