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  1. stevepaa

    stevepaa Formula Junior

    Apr 5, 2006
    547
    san jose, ca
    Full Name:
    steve
    I still have original belts in toolkit.
    Should I replace with new? Can they be used? Or only for emergency until I get new ones?
     
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  3. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
    3,488
    France
    I suppose they can be used for emergency (if a belt breaks on the car, it's better to have an old belt than nothing) but they probably are not very reliable...
     
  4. EastMemphis

    EastMemphis Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    May 25, 2019
    815
    Memphis, TN
    Full Name:
    John
    Personally, I think the tool kit and all that jazz is for show only. As such, leave the original belt. Can you even imagine changing a belt on the side of the road with the silly tools included in the kit?
     
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  5. Laserguru

    Laserguru Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Aug 7, 2016
    966
    New Hampshire
    Full Name:
    Eric
    I think I have known two guys who MIGHT have been good enough to pull off a belt swap on the side of the road. But, really, no, no fricking way!!
     
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  6. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jul 19, 2008
    33,012
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Full Name:
    Terry H Phillips
    One of the reasons I swap mine just like the recommendation, every 3 years. Actually works out to 3 years and two years when the cambelts are done.
     
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