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 Post subject: ba 3v v8 drive belt length help
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:27 pm 
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anyone know the lewngth of the drive belt for a 3v v8?
and if anyone knows of a i think ther are the 6rib belts. one thats about 5cms shorter?

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Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Sorry if it's not much help but there's a place over here in Victoria called Statewide Bearings that usually source stuff like that. Perhaps they can give you specifics.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:03 pm 
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The underdrive kit should've come with a larger water pump pulley, that means there's no need to change belt length, and no risk of overheating the engine, as the water pump still runs at normal speed.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ba 3v v8 drive belt length help
Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:40 pm 
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yea it did but i thought if i used the original water pump pully being smaller it would spin faster makeing for better cooling performance.. I think.. im not the greatest wealth of knowledge. Lol.

Also wonderin would low oil make these newer cars hold themselves back? like some sort of torque limiting by the computer coz there isnt enough oil?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:59 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
yea it did but i thought if i used the original water pump pully being smaller it would spin faster makeing for better cooling performance.. I think.. im not the greatest wealth of knowledge. Lol.


That's not how it works, bigger pulleys spin faster. Put the big one on.

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Also wonderin would low oil make these newer cars hold themselves back? like some sort of torque limiting by the computer coz there isnt enough oil?


There's only an oil pressure switch which'll light a warning on the dash as sound an alarm, the ECU doesn't know the oil level.

However, low oil will cause damage, get it sorted ASAP.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ba 3v v8 drive belt length help
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:04 am 
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yea i hav the bigger one on.
Hm maybe my car just got a bit hot an botherd the other day coz it felt like it was holdin iself back a bit like there was no water pressure or just pullin the timing back.. i dunno only noticed it once or twice. only time its happend.
Ill put it down to gettin warmer than normal and keep an eye on it.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:02 pm 
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mine used to do the same i think as you would expect when the tempratures are up it has to nock back the timing because it will start to ping earlier usualy one that is tuned with a slightly richer mixture wont have the problem as early the nock sesor tells the ecu when it starts to knock (ping)
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