V belt for the Volvo Penta Motor
Suitable for Volvo penta engines: MD5, D7, 2001, B20 and more
It is important that you regularly check the tension of the V-belt of the alternator and fresh water pump. Check carefully whether the V-belt is not worn or torn and always have a number of spare V-belts on board. If your V-belt needs to be replaced or you have no spare on the boat, order now from Nordicar Marine. We have a wide range for different engines.
Operation of the V-belt
The V-belt, also called V-belt or drive belt, ensures that the alternator and the water pump are driven. The V-belt runs over at least two pulleys with a V-shape.
When does the V-belt need to be replaced?
When you hear a skidding or squeaking sound coming from the V-belt, it usually means that the V-belt is too slack. By increasing the tension of the V-belt, it usually stops slipping and squeaking. Replace the belt if it has small cracks or is worn on the side and / or inside. A slipping V-belt ensures that the battery receives a lower charging current and that the cooling of the motor decreases. Do not wait too long with the replacement if the V-belt is defective or until it breaks. In older engines it often happens that the pulley on the crankshaft of the engine over which the V-belt runs, is worn. A new V-belt will continue to make a squeaking or dragging sound. In this case, replace the pulley to solve the problem.
Replacing the V-belt
Replacing the V-belt is not as difficult as you might think, it is a matter of tensioning the old V-belt and installing the new V-belt. Make sure the V-belt is properly tensioned. As a rule, the string may have an amplitude of 1 cm when you exert a few kilos of pressure on the string with your thumb. Check the tension of the V-belt over time.
For all the other equipment you might need, like the gauge, propeller, pump and cable, you can get in contact with us for the right product and all of your engine needs. All off our Engine parts inlcuding the V-belt are affordable with a low shipping rate.
Nordicar Marine: Spare parts suitable for Volvo Penta
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