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M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:33 AM
My belt was already cracking when I installed the s/c kit, now it is squeaking.
THIS was a very useful thread. By that, I am going with the Gates K050720 belt (0.2" shorter than factory)... eBay link.

Any other suggestions without spending $100?




Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:05 PM
Stock cobalt ss/sc belt. $60 cdn so prolly alot cheaper in the states.

Just carefully cut one rib off.

Take a look at your pulley alignment as well. I replaced my belt and had a bad squeak. Turned out my supercharger pulley wasn't aligned well with my other pulleys.
Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:10 PM
Who has actually cut a rib off and had long term success? I have reservations about cutting a brand new belt with a razor blade.


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Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:45 PM
Do all these belts being talked about have ribs on both sides? The belt that came in my Cobalt kit has ribs on both sides.
Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:04 PM
I cut my belt... I have the gates one. Been using it no issues for almost a year now.
Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:06 PM
i cut a rib of my belt 2 years ago...not one issue....

take a brand new razor blade, start the cut, place tip of blade on ground and pull the belt through. will be a perfect cut. thats how i cut the one on my car, and the spare i bought just because.



Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:49 PM
JAY (Qwank) wrote:

Do all these belts being talked about have ribs on both sides? The belt that came in my Cobalt kit has ribs on both sides.

Yes, they're all double ribbed for her pleasure.

What's the going price on the gates belt? I assume it's the cheapest.


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Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:11 AM
I think I got mine for $40 from O Reileys autoparts
Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:59 PM
ive always just cut my belts. done it 2 or 3 times now. i have a brand new lsj belt with a rib cut off laying around somewhere. literally used as mock up and ran on the car a half hour idling. Only came off because i switched to full six rib when i did the LSJ engine swap. PM me if anyones interested.






Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Friday, December 21, 2012 5:04 PM
I have been running a cut belt ever since i tossed the M62 on the cav. Never had an issue.



Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Friday, December 21, 2012 5:22 PM
Interesting..and everyone just used a good razor blade?


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Re: M62 Serpentine belt
Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:34 AM
I think i just used a pair of side cutters on one.



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