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Serpentine belt ? Do you treat it ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Armed in Utah, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 30, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    Just curious......looked at 'Detailing section'......

    Many U tube videos showing using 303 Aerospace or Armorall to treat

    a new or even in used serp belt....is it worth the trouble ? Do you do it ?

    Just changed my '14 belt today......with 71K on it.......any thoughts ?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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    Mongoose

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    Yeah, I know the clip, watched it, but just couldn't bring myself to soak my brand new belt in protectant......
    Anybody ever try this??? 2×
     
  3. Nov 30, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    Harry

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    Don't put anything on the belt.

    [/thread]
     
  4. Nov 30, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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    but they say it W O R K S !

    :)
     
  5. Nov 30, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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    Tcomaboy

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    Yeah, from my experience, putting anything on the belt actually accelerates deterioration. Leave it alone. If it speaks , just replace it. Take 20 minutes.
     
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    gthupman

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    Don’t, they come pre-treated with a talcum powder substance from Toyota
     
  7. Nov 30, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^dunnno^^^^^^^^^

    this was a Bando replacement ?
     
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    Lthompson

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    NO! I learned this the hard way..... leave it be.
     
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    What happened? What did you use on the belts?
     
  11. Nov 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    hx989

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    Leave the new one alone. The old one you treat and keep in your truck as a backup
     
  12. Nov 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    Truthfully, I don't know what happened.. I "thought" I heard a belt squeak.. So I tried conditioner. It was terrible and got worse and worse. Had to clean everything multiple times. Changed belts multiple times.. still don't really know what happened. All I know is it doesn't squeak right now, and hasn't for about 8 months. last thing I put on it was baby powder, and that's the best thing ive used as far as making it run quiet
     
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  13. Nov 30, 2017 at 4:40 PM
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    baby powder..........hmmmmmmmmmm
     
  14. Nov 30, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    My belts will squeak/squeal for a few miles after putting conditioner on while it's still wet, but once it settles in they're quiet again.
     

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