Cooling System Overhaul, Part 2

December 20, 2012

An equally important part of the cooling system is the serpentine belt that powers the water pump as well as power steering, alternators and the fan blade. During a recent demonstration video shot at Ken Imler Diesel Performance in Sacramento, we installed the new Gates Heavy-Duty FleetRunner® Belt that provides twice the service life compared to other heavy-duty serpentine belts. Gates designed and produced the industry’s first V-belt and is today the world’s largest manufacturer of V-belts, timing belts and serpentine belts. Also important are the belt tensioners. The belt tensioner is a spring-loaded device that exerts a constant pressure on the engine’s serpentine belt. Gates Tensioners ensure proper performance on serpentine belt drives and reduce noise and vibration levels helping to prolong life of other accessory drive components. Gates asymmetrically dampening tensioners provide more energy absorbsion versus conventional symmetric damped tensioners. All hoses were replaced with Gates Green Stripe products that we have relied on for over 30 years. Hose clamps that require special tools to remove were replaced with quality Gates hose clamps. The sharp pigtails on the hose clamp ends were protected with Clamp-Aids to prevent accidental cuts when working on the engine.

The new Gates Heavy-Duty FleetRunner® Belt provides twice the service life compared to other heavy-duty serpentine belts.

Gates asymmetrically dampening tensioners provide more energy absorption versus conventional symmetric damped tensioners.

Hose clamps that require special tools to remove were replaced with standard Gates hose clamps.

All hoses were replaced with Gates Green Stripe products that we have relied on for over 30 years.

The sharp pigtails on the hose clamp ends were protected with Clamp-Aids to prevent accidental cuts when working on the engine.

 

Click on the link for the Gates/Turtle Expedition YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNUn5N_aRag&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

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