News

550 WP-PS Belt Issue

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by dennis_maine, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. dennis_maine

    dennis_maine Karting

    Sep 11, 2007
    164
    ME
    Full Name:
    Dennis Haines
    I'm putting new belts on mjy 550. The Alt-A/C belt (201444, Dayco 6PK1000) went on fine, if a little tight, but it went on. The WP-PS belt (199834, Dayco 5PK1300) is far too long. I Attached some photos but it may not be easy to see what I'm talking about. My engine number is 54xxx so it should be the right belt. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Nothing came to my mind today.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    paulchua likes this.
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. AVIMAX

    AVIMAX Formula Junior

    Aug 5, 2014
    531
    Toronto
    Full Name:
    Ryan
    You've got the belt on incorrectly. It should run from the left side of the water pump pulley (looking at the front of the engine) around the tensioner then around the crank pulley, to the PS, then back up to the water pump.
     
  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jul 19, 2008
    33,050
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Full Name:
    Terry H Phillips
    Always a good idea to take a photo of belts, wiring etc, before removing so you know how they fit originally.
     
    paulchua likes this.
  5. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
    Moderator Owner

    Jul 1, 2013
    9,162
    Menlo Park, CA
    Full Name:
    Paul Chua
    Don't feel too bad, this just happened on my car. Good thing you didn't drive around!

    Cheers
     
  6. 308 GTB

    308 GTB F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 7, 2002
    10,034
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Barry Wolinsky
    From the 550 WSM...


    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. dennis_maine

    dennis_maine Karting

    Sep 11, 2007
    164
    ME
    Full Name:
    Dennis Haines
    Many thanks to all. It was late in the day; what can I say? Good thing you can't see my red face!
     

Share This Page