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PollyMobiles Rebuild

John_D

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cleaned the car ready for tomorrows North East Auto Show

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checking the plugs, all look the same white ash of burnt oil but the gap's worn from 1.10mm to 1.25mm which may have contributed to the recent WOT misfire on track. reduced em back to 1.0mm

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compression is stable and all exactly the same 10bar :cool:

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Paul, what fuel to air ratio is your engine running at? Those white plugs suggest a really lean mixture, I would have preferred to see a very light brown on the plugs.............
 
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pollyp

pollyp

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Paul, what fuel to air ratio is your engine running at? Those white plugs suggest a really lean mixture, I would have preferred to see a very light brown on the plugs.............
14.7afr during closed loop light loads and down to 10.5afr during full boost full load.

remember that the engine burns alot of oil that has gone past the rings or bores and onto the piston tops, depositing white ash onto the plugs.
 

DEdgeMac

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Read a large portion of this thread and you should be very pleased with what you've done.
Impressed by your attention to detail.
You've clearly got very good intentions, so don't let other intentions effect your mood or solidarity,
Keep on going mate.
 
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pollyp

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Read a large portion of this thread and you should be very pleased with what you've done.
Impressed by your attention to detail.
You've clearly got very good intentions, so don't let other intentions effect your mood or solidarity,
Keep on going mate.
Cheers m8. All the +ve comments from everyone along the journey means alot to me
 
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pollyp

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12-05-2018 North East Auto Show in Sedgefield

Arrived in sedgefield at 9 to gather with the CCS group

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made our way over to the horse race course venue

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was a massive long queue there in the sun

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we all parked up in this cosy tight layout and wiped our cars clean ready for the show & judges

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spotted a couple of K11

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this facelift has the SR20 swap and I thought I recognised those 3D printed strut top caps :D

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met up with Kevin in his red pickup

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amusing scooby stands

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pollyp

pollyp

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figure it's good time to repair the rusty front end so removed the wings & bumper to assess it

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need to respray the intercooler

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the inner RH chassis ain't too bad

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the inner LH rail will need a little section welding up

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pollyp

pollyp

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wirebrushed the bits of rust off the arches and gave it a rough lick of paint. it'll be neater in future once I get more paint.

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removed the front panel shield to repaint. now the turbo setup is revealed too

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freshened up the intercooler & front panel shield

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all reassembled abit neater :cool:

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pollyp

pollyp

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the E85 club car meet was relocated from Dragonville park to nearby teesside airport.
gathered jack, conner, craig & kurtis near wingate

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drove down to teesside park meeting dave & frankie

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we all arrived at The Powerhouse which is right next to teesside airport and organisers got us to park in a clear area right near the entrance :cool:

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enjoying the warm day browsing around the cars
 
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pollyp

pollyp

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went down to redcar to visit kirsty who I met at a car meet to help fix her E11 corolla suspension

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went with m8 Dave to watch deadpool 2 and my seat number made me chuckle, coincidence? :LOL::ROFLMAO: dave was K10

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pollyp

pollyp

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parents pug 307 has developed an exhaust leak coming from the front end

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removed the downpipe to find a massive crack where it's been welded to the bracket mount

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area around the factory weld was either rusted away thin or it had serious weld undercut?

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rather than waste time/money buying another downpipe, I just quickly welded the rusted thin remaining metal back together, neatness ain't important :p

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no longer blows now BUT just as I was working on the exhaust, the god damn bloody neighbours kids came out the back alley to play and as usual they cycle & kick balls RIGHT next to the car until I heard BANG! what the hell

kid pointed that they accidentally broke the rear light with the bicycle FFS! :rolleyes::mad:
rang insurance and they can only log the incident and we sort it privately, but if we still wanted to claim then it'd cost £360 excess to have garage proper replace it and just for a £45 part lmao :ROFLMAO:
the neighbour said they'll pay the bill

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got new one for £45

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compared to my car, replacing the 307 rear lights is easiest thing ever, just 2 nuts, slip new one on, done (y)
no messy tigerseal stuff.

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pollyp

pollyp

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:eek: oh my :eek: I heard someone mentioning bout it but didn't realise it was that extreme! that corner is notorious for lifting up on 2 wheels
 
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John_D

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Did you see this happen by any chance at teeside? He had a bit of a moment as they sayView attachment 57287

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Did something very similar, about 20 years ago, in a Pug 205, on the road, avoiding a lorry that pulled out in front of me, all most a 'brown trouser moment'! To say that I was relieved when it dropped back down onto four wheels is something of an understatement!
 

LiamC

I've ruined my car 🙁
Did something very similar, about 20 years ago, in a Pug 205, on the road, avoiding a lorry that pulled out in front of me, all most a 'brown trouser moment'! To say that I was relieved when it dropped back down onto four wheels is something of an understatement!
205s have a reputation for being skittish at the best of times. I own the big sister of one, the 309, although it's a base spec diesel

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John_D

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205s have a reputation for being skittish at the best of times. I own the big sister of one, the 309, although it's a base spec diesel

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I'm familiar with the 309 Liam, we had a 309 1.6 as a second car about 25 years ago, always fancied the 309 GTi Goodwood, they were too dear then and as rare as rocking horse droppings now (and even more expensive!)
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LiamC

I've ruined my car 🙁
I'm familiar with the 309 Liam, we had a 309 1.6 as a second car about 25 years ago, always fancied the 309 GTi Goodwood, they were too dear then and as rare as rocking horse droppings now (and even more expensive!)View attachment 57303
They're great aren't they. So different to modern cars. I have to wait until I'm 23 to drive ours again but I'm looking forward to it already. The gti are brilliant, and the goodwood is a dream car of mine. A lad called Aaron owns that one in your picture, it's named Merv

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pollyp

pollyp

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2018-05-26 Teesside Autodrome - Evening Trackday

was a sunny day, fitted the track wheels & cameras and thought with 2hrs to go, I have time to change the oil & filter

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went to halfords to get a filter but once I drove out of the store waiting at a traffic light...turns green, press clutch & BANG!! pedal drops to the floor :eek::eek:

oh crap I lost clutch & drive. cars behind me, panic! I let the car crawl downhill and just managed to pull onto the grass.
hazard lights, remove clutch cable and Damn! the bracket end of the cable broke off under the strain :oops:

abit stressed with 1hr left before trackday, I scrambled to repair it with zip ties just enough to nurse her home

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quickly changed the oil, whip out the broken cable and tack weld it together. does the job, will have to make a stronger end another day.

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arrived at the track just in time and oddly it's absolutely jammed full tday, probably due to bank holiday.

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17:00 Sighting warm up laps
15/30 dampers
60/40 brake bias
80% fuel
2.3/2.7bars cold pressure


forgot to bring afew SD cards for the onboard cameras so I had to dash over to Sainsbury to buy some, waited forever for the useless checkout guy to untag the security box :cautious:

17:56 Session 1 with Jamie
Jamie from LetsTorqueCars managed to arrive and got ready to ride passenger as his 1st time ever and we began filming :cool:

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15/30 dampers
60/40 brake bias
80% fuel
2.3/2.7 bars cold

Lap Times:
1:00 traffic
1:00 traffic

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Remarks:
3:50 brakes up to temp
4:35 move bias 55/45 f/r
5:11 brake entry oversteer
5:45 discs begin glowing
- Less body roll
- Turns in sharper

once we returned back into the paddock, afew curious ppl & familiar friends popped over to have a look and chat :)
met up with Jules and omg her adorable pet Shiba! posing with kasandra :love:

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looks exactly like the shiba dog meme :ROFLMAO:

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it was soo busy with the grid locked queues and soon close to finishing, decided to call it the day and pack up

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Frankie took me to a redcar kabab shop and I had this simply enormous delicious parmo & chips :eek::love: a fitting end to a nice day :cool:

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pollyp

pollyp

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tyres barely worn nice & even

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pads are the usual bit crusty

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rear pads hardly wear at all

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discs ok just scored slightly

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both oil's are well due a change

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engine oil immediately black from last nights short trackday. quite old gear oil is very dark & silvery

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normal amount of metal on the drain plug

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pollyp

pollyp

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little local car meet at Morton Park darlington

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spotted Hetty with her really mint mk2 golf she just brought. 1990 61k mostly been stored in a barn and it looks brand new :cool:

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Mmmm Mk2...I had two 1600cc non-turbo diesel ones, slow but I liked them. I got rid of the second one after the t-belt went, only to find out later it's a non interference setup. I sometimes catch a glimpse of her on a moonlit night, I suspect she hides out in a barn, encumbered by tax or insurance.
 

SuperUno

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I now use ATF fluid in the gearbox, this is what Matt H recommended and comes out very clean even with a lot of rally abuse.
 
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pollyp

pollyp

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Dextron II (Red stuff) is about £25 for 5L. But we have a torsen (gear) diff not a plate one.
I'll recheck on what Gripper recommends.
the diff preload is now totally worn out n needs rebuilding but a new set of clutches cost £200 (dunno if it's enough plates for dual sided clutch packs or just one sided like mine) so it's very low priority.

lsd oil was really old n dirty n making diff abit loose. just poured the remaining fresh oil into gearbox and it's improved the locking action during t-junctions slightly :)
 
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pollyp

pollyp

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this bank holiday morning while laying in bed, hayley messaged me saying drift practice is happening at teesside, you coming?
soo quickly dragged outa bed, little brekky

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pop over to teesside autodrome

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to watch, listen & smelll some lovely drift car action :cool:

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pollyp

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weekly local meet at The Cafe

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catch can only caught 50ml after 1000miles due to the warmer days

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LowRider was after the ID code from various engine blocks for research and I never had a photo of mine

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so with me endoscope mine says 52B #2

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pollyp

pollyp

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the printed catch can screw lids has soaked abit of oil vapour, swelling up, jamming and cracking so it's time to replace it

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printed a new set

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good as new :cool:

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pollyp

pollyp

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this has been bugging me ever since I brought the car 9yrs ago, the rear reg was mounted wonky, off-centre and delaminating

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time to get a fresh one down halfords for £16. seen that they simply print the numbers out nowadays rather than the old slow method of manually placing each letter by hand before the press

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but annoyingly the label wasn't stuck centered to the acrylic plate, leaving this exposed bit of plastic :rolleyes:

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fixed that by milling it with my dremel

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peeled off the old filthy tatty reg.
hmm judging by the multiple foam pads, I wonder if this boot lid's been replaced and reg swapped over (since she used to be an automatic and involved in front crash) or if the reg has been replaced?

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a good clean with toffee wheel & solvent. that boot probably hasn't been this clean since new

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aligning the new plate. I noticed from the curvature of the reflection vs the boot handle that the left side of the stamping indent is a slightly different radius to the right side and not perfect equal? abit awquid to figure where to center the plate

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yess that's much better with a symmetric & sharp looking reg :cool::cool:
it's a fraction 1mm to the left but meh

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pollyp

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met up with Jamie from Lets Torque Cars to transfer our recent trackday footages

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then we went to this totally empty, flat & quiet car park behind Redcar Racecourse on the calm sunny day to film our 3rd video where I give a detailed walk-around of her features. it's such an awesome spot for a photoshoot :cool::cool:

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Andy_S

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this has been bugging me ever since I brought the car 9yrs ago, the rear reg was mounted wonky, off-centre and delaminating

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time to get a fresh one down halfords for £16. seen that they simply print the numbers out nowadays rather than the old slow method of manually placing each letter by hand before the press

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but annoyingly the label wasn't stuck centered to the acrylic plate, leaving this exposed bit of plastic :rolleyes:

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fixed that by milling it with my dremel

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peeled off the old filthy tatty reg.
hmm judging by the multiple foam pads, I wonder if this boot lid's been replaced and reg swapped over (since she used to be an automatic and involved in front crash) or if the reg has been replaced?

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a good clean with toffee wheel & solvent. that boot probably hasn't been this clean since new

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aligning the new plate. I noticed from the curvature of the reflection vs the boot handle that the left side of the stamping indent is a slightly different radius to the right side and not perfect equal? abit awquid to figure where to center the plate

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yess that's much better with a symmetric & sharp looking reg :cool::cool:
it's a fraction 1mm to the left but meh

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For £16 Halfords should of made you a new one for free for that error on their part pal
 
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pollyp

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time to strengthen the flimsy bracket ends on the clutch cable so it doesn't snap again

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finished cable after alot of machining

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for the clutch pedal end, I machined this part to slip over the crimped cable

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sliding the cable into the cavity, this small grub screw keeps it locked

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and the peg is screwed onto the tip

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grinded round to clear the assembly

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so between fully up & fully down, the piece clears the casing

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made this pieces for the adjustable end of the clutch fork arm, which screws into the threaded end of the cable

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installed like this

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clutch working very smoothly now, really easier to adjust compared to the old tiny thumbscrew, and good to know it's robust enough :cool:
 
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pollyp

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The old, worn & stretched 6PK825 alternator belt was starting to squeal occasionally under high loads even with the tensioner maxed out.

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So I brought a shorter 6PK815 belt

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And now it fits soo much better and the tensioner is well within it's adjustment range

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