Advice Please - bad Supercharger Belt / Replace? (Pics)

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  1. TexasTorred

    TexasTorred Silver Member

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    Hello Hellcat Brothers and Sisters,
    Plz don't pile drive me, I did do a search, but thought I better start a new thread. Here's a few pictures of some cracks on my Supercharger Belt. My hellcat has 915 miles on this belt from new. Scratches are only in one area and are perpendicular to the belt's length. All scratches/hairline cuts are all on the outside and the belt is layered and fairly thick.

    I thought I read somewhere the bellts are covered in mylar or something and can appear cracked. I just didn't know if this was a big deal, take into dealer for warranty or no big deal. I HATE taking cars into the dealerships. Just bad luck at them. Is this normal, as in keep an eye on it, or go ahead and have dealer replace now? Thank you all for the feedback in advance.

    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] crack 3.jpg crack 2.jpg crack 1.jpg
     
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    Take it to dealer for a new one
     
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    some of us replaced ours with a green GATES K100579HD found on Amazon 20150612_153126.jpg
     
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    any issue with the dealer with the gates belt
     
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    True Abe but mine stock one looks fine and replacement for stock one is free. Can I have your old one:D
     
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    i admit, mine no longer looks fine.. quite cruddy lookn after many miles.. HAHA its backup
     
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    Those marks look more like scuffs than cracks. I would check underneath on the ribbed side for any cracking. If you have none, let it ride. Check on it every few months.
     
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    I sell those belts in my NAPA store if interested send me a pm
    They are napa/gates belts I have 2 in stock if needed more coming in.

    Jim
     
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    Does all Napa stores have them
     
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    Probably not but since Im on this forum reading a lot and I have one on order I thought I should have a couple, maybe I could make someone's day if I had some on the shelf when needed.
    After all you know your local dodge dealer won't be stocking one.

    Jim
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I think for peace of mind, I may have the dealership take a look. (Man, I hate taking it to the dealer for many reason OR at least my local dealers here.) I thought it appeared to be scuffs/part of the molding process. The Belt's sides and underside (groove side) looks as it should - brand new. I'll take it to the dealership when I get a chance. I know it will be the 'that's normal' response from the dealer, with the first question always being "Did you buy your car here?" ....I'll keep everyone posted.

    Love my Hellcat and can't be good for the belt to break ---Just trying to avoid any trouble.
     
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    Hey boosted can u get me good deals on oil ??im
    Poor so any pennies I can pinch I will do
     
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    Yeah use that warranty, make em work.
     
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    replace it, dr. buick posted the part number a few months ago on the gates belt. It was cheap on Amazon (I think I paid $ 27.00) and I got it, have not installed it because mine is OK, just a back up belt. If need be I can probably find the part number.
     

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