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Old 28-01-2019, 05:07 PM   #5703
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As with all old belts, it is slightly stretched resulting in a little slippage during start. This produces the sound which goes away once the rpm is constant.

Msia mindset is: what for tighten an old belt just to get rid of the sound, when it will risk reducing the lifespan of the belt (tighter = more strain on the belt). And it is a waste of $$$ to change belt when the old one can still be used.

I don't think the workshop is wrong in that sense, maybe they did not explain the rationale properly.

You have to be specific in Msia, if you want them to tighten or change a new belt, make sure you say so.
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