Quick question Veeky Forums, decided to try and tighten a belt just a little, and guess...

5mileys
5mileys

Quick question Veeky Forums, decided to try and tighten a belt just a little, and guess it was at its limit. Managed to snap the bolt. Would this be fine to drive down to the parts store and pick a new one up, or am I walking?

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Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Bump, need a quick answer

Bidwell
Bidwell

What kind of belt is it?

I wouldn't risk it

massdebater
massdebater

@5mileys
what kind of garbage ass engineering is this?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Bidwell
What kind of belt is it?
Calvin Klein

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

is that bolt going through threaded weather cracked rubber?

Firespawn
Firespawn

@5mileys
did you loosen the nut that holds the pulley (and what the bolt threads into)?

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Bidwell
Dunno to be honest. I just know it was a bit loose. Not bad, but figured I'd tighten it while I had nothing to do.

@massdebater
Rotary.

@Gigastrength
All metal m8.

It's the bolt on the left that snapped.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@5mileys
tightening a metal bolt so hard against a woven nylon reinforced belt that it breaks the metal
What are you even doing?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Firespawn
I will admit my retardation and lack of experience. No, I did not. I figured it was a simple bolt, and see now I was completely wrong.

@StonedTime
Fucking up, that's what.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@CodeBuns
you'll know for next time.

if it only runs the power steering, see if you can get the belt off and drive without it to the parts store. Dunno if they'd have that specific tensioner in stock though. Call before hand or drive without powersteering for a while.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I'd walk.

I'd also maybe not trust your judgement on what's safe to do or not in the future.
You'll definitely pop your rotary in minutes without cooling.

You managed to gorilla that tensioner and it wasn't even at the end of its adjustment.
Were you turning it at a crazy angle?

cum2soon
cum2soon

@5mileys
Unless its the power steering, or alternator, I wouldnt drive it.

And if you do choose to drive it, remove the bolt, and belt so it doesnt flop around

When you get your replacement, apply anti seize to the thread so this wont happen again.

Remember, tightened belts need to have some flex to them.

askme
askme

@Flameblow
Christ that belt needs replaced dude

SniperGod
SniperGod

@5mileys
You have to losen the bolt.on the back of the pully before you can adjust the belt

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Just use an easy out on it. If the wrench won't budge it, just stand on it. Bounce if you have to.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Lord_Tryzalot
Thanks man. The store is only right down the street, so if all that is is the power steering, it shouldn't be too bad.

@Evil_kitten
Note taken, my judgement has a bad track record so you're probably right there.

@cum2soon
Gotcha.

@askme
Is it that bad? It's got about this much loose.

@SniperGod
I realize that now, thanks user.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@New_Cliche
judging by connections onto (what I assume is the power steering pump) and looking at a belt diagram, it looks like you should be ok if you get the belt out of there.

problem is, with some of the multi-belt set ups, if its the 4th belt you gotta take the other ones off first. That belt looks TRASHED though. Might just want to cut it off and source a long ass bolt if the tensioner pulley and assembly is still ok.

pic related, I think. FB/sa22c right?

Emberfire
Emberfire

@King_Martha
cut it off
Then the store will be fresh out of those belts.

Evilember
Evilember

@King_Martha
Nah, FC/13B
Odds are I'll just get a new bolt, and take it to my mechanic. He lets me watch and help him work on it, as well he does it for free because of that. But outside of a clutch replacement/oil change, we haven't done shit to it, so I guess now's a good a time as ever to learn how to do pulleys.

Got the bolt all the way out though, so Ima take it with me to the store.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Evilember
New bolt for sure, I'd recommend replacing the belt because the back of it looks pretty gnarly. Diagrams make it look like its on the front so you should beable to slip it off without any further disassembly.

pic semi related

Supergrass
Supergrass

@5mileys
Poor design. There's no locking nut on the other end to keep the bolt from traveling.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Flameblow
looks like it just goes to the power steering. you are probably to beta to man handle the steering wheel. Dont bother with the auto parts store, they will just look at you like a retard and say "we dont have nut and bolts here, but you can look down that isle there." Go to home depot or lowes and get a bolt AND nut.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@VisualMaster
@VisualMaster
@5mileys
@Flameblow

aisle

you also need to get a new belt. when belts squeal that usually means they need replaced, not tightened.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Gigastrength
I'll get to doing next week once I got this done.

@VisualMaster
I can probably deal with it, I'll just have to not hoon like a mad cunt.
And ya, Auto Zone sent me to Home Depot, Home Depot sent me to K Surplus, K Surplus sent me to NAPA, and now NAPA is sending me to Topico.

@Ignoramus
Same as above, will replace next week.

These are 2 I've found with the right tread. I think the plastic one could reach and get about a 4th through, but I'd rather not rely on fucking plastic.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@viagrandad
Negro, take your ass back to home depot and find the size nut that will fit on the original bolt. Dont ask the high school drop outs, do it yourself. They have a thing you can screw it into to find the right size. Buy two nuts and put the bottom half of the bolt back on.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@viagrandad
@RavySnake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@RavySnake
It's an M6, but they don't have it in any decent length.

Turns out, this last place is the supplier for body shops and the like, they had it, and now I know where to come for any of those plastic clips as well.

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