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07-27-2014, 04:50 PM #1
Chickens in engine compartment...
Ok, at least it sounds like chickens...or my kids say squirrels. Anyways, I believe my belt is slipping. Happens usually when I first start up or ease into the throttle. I've seen a few threads on replacing one, but I want to see if there's anything else I should be checking and also if anyone has a part number for the belt for my engine. 2008 Assault 325 (fresh water).
Steve2008 Mobius LSV
1100#er's in the lockers
ski locker sac
3 vent heater (which my family loves)
07-27-2014, 07:02 PM #2Senior Member
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- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
No number on the belt? That number can be crossed.Jack Beams
'05 Outback DD
325HP EFI Indmar
08-01-2014, 12:16 PM #3
Usually when the belt starts to squeak it has worn a bit and lost its tension , you can tighten the tension and or replace the belt if aged .2012 Mobius LSV
05 Outback LS SOLD
08-01-2014, 02:10 PM #4Senior Member
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- May 2013
Figure out which belt it is by putting some wax on each one till the sound stops. Check the tension and new rust on a pulley. Being a boat that probably sits for periods of time, corrosion can build on a pulley and cause the squeal till it is worn down again.
08-01-2014, 04:15 PM #5
Heat up the BBQ, get out some lemon pepper or perhaps buffalo sauce and then... Oh wait, belts...
If you pull it off and take it along to an auto parts store they usually have a gauge thing where they can stretch it over to get a size and find something compatible. Don't take it to a marine shop. The same alternator belt will go up $20 if you say it's for a boat.The years have been kind, it's the weekends that have done the damage.
2001 MobiusV - Slightly Modified...
08-10-2014, 03:36 PM #6
I just replaced my 09 belt, took about 20 mins, I used good year gator back. Search my name ,it was a 26$ belt09 21v LAUNCH
99 Outback LS. Sold
run your engine after you change your oil
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