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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptySun Jan 18, 2009 5:50 pm

Now that it is running 100% (the horn?) it's time to figure if you're keeping or selling.

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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 pm

Albertj im going to defnitley keep it. just as i picked up and took it to get gas someone came up to me and asked about the riviera, what year it is, how they dont make it, and that it looks nice, so its going to stay. But thanks guys i took a look under the hood and its not really close to the pullies to be worried about however the belt from the alternator that comes down is really close to the pipe and an id clamp which im worried that if i punch it might flex but i have a couple pictures of it tell me what you guys think. its killing me to not puch the car. thanks
the second shoes the alternator belt and the clamp

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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 21, 2009 5:12 pm

That's so close to the pulley I wouldn't worry about belt movement. Unless that's the tensioner pulley it's next to. If that's an idler pulley you are okay. If it's the tensioner pulley I'd take a careful look at which way things move when it flexes.
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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 21, 2009 5:13 pm

And here's another thought - if there's enough room you could put a larger pulley there and move the belt a little bit further away from the tube.
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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 21, 2009 8:11 pm

I'm thinking the belt is not going to really jump close from its location.

Also I'd like to point out, that the nature of that "S" tube is that the braket that holds it in place is a little bit and bolt hole at its middle point. As can be seen in this pic:
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I only mention this, because if the mechanic didn't push the one end into the LIM far enough(all it is a non-threaded pipe with an o-ring and groove) then the result is that the other end swings closer out towards your belt.

Now don't get all worried, cause I don't think that gap is too bad, but I WOULD keep an eye on the other end for leaks in case its not seated properly. (which if happens you would find easy to fix yourself with a few simple hand tools)

As far as the belt is concerned, take it out for a VERY spirited(short) drive, and then have a look under the hood for rub marks on the belt...

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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptyThu Jan 22, 2009 8:16 am

Not to malign or impugn your mechanic, Evan - but Andrew has a point.

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PostSubject: Re: How much?(now for sale)   How much?(now for sale) - Page 3 EmptyThu Jan 22, 2009 11:55 am

Yah i trust you guys alot more and im sure you guys a know alot more than them about our cars im not going to take it back to them. Andrew if thats the case is there anyway i can just push it into the LIM further. But derek thats also a good idea all have to see if there is any larger pullies that can fit on there and if its the idler or tensioner pulley.
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