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Weird request eh! My 44 has been idle for a while with a wrong set off belts fitted in the past and the the variomatic pulleys have become rusty and marked. I have purchased a new set of belts from the club (great service by the way) but don't want these to be chewed up instantly and don't want to go through the painful and simply impossible task for me to clean these parts up.
so I thought that I'd post here to see if anyone had a set of belts that I could use to wear in the pulleys, make them smother and then fit the new ones?
Cheers for the reply much appreciated. I'll try and rub them down as best I can but I thought I'd put it out there to see if anyone has has done this? Bit accident prone myself, so if I can save my fingers of shards of Dutch metal in my eyes, it is worth a shout!
Post by Nick the man with a daf.... on Mar 4, 2015 19:39:15 GMT
Pete thats only half a post !! What my good friend meant to say was when you have spread the rear pulleys successfully (an art in itself) a spark plug, or more precisely the flats of the HEX on a spark plug are ideal size to put inbetween the pullyes to keep them apart. I would still NOT put my fingers in there under any circumstances though. There is sufficient pressure on the rear pulley halves to reduce flesh and bone to pulp, and they do not hang about when its time to come together. if it was me I would probably support the rear of the car on axle stands safely, I would then whilst wearing some decent gloves get an assistant to spin the wheel (presuming no belts fitted of course)whilst the wheel was being spun I would very gently hold a light grade of wet and dry paper onto the pulley faces, rinsing it regularly to clear it of rust and crud, it shouldn't take long for this to clear the faces of the pulleys, then as said above a good grade of chemical metal sjuch as JB weld could be used to fill in any major pits before flatting it all back level again.. for the record the front pulleys can just about be split by hand and pose far less of a threat to your fingers, simply expand them fully out and providing the inner diaprgham is good linking the two pipes with a bit of rubber pipe should hold them fairly open for cleaning
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