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Old 03-15-19, 01:14 PM
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If OEM belt lasts 117k miles I'd would swing another $30 and go OEM again. One thing I don't cheap out is brakes and belts

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Ordering mine to give it a go next week or so. Even though it's tight, it looks doable without too much fuss. Will document it with pictures and tips once it's complete.
My belt looks fine at 117k, no cracks at all, but with all of my documentation, I show no history of it being replaced.
FYI, OEM belt is about $90. Half tempted to run a Conitech or Dayco which is less than $30.
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If OEM belt lasts 117k miles I'd would swing another $30 and go OEM again. One thing I don't cheap out is brakes and belts
Does anyone have any idea who the OEM supplier is for the belts? Iíve run contitech belts in bmws for a long time with no issues
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If OEM belt lasts 117k miles I'd would swing another $30 and go OEM again. One thing I don't cheap out is brakes and belts
It'd be an extra $60 for OEM. Even if I have to replace a cheaper one sooner, I'd still come out ahead and since we only drive it about 8k a year or so, I'm going to try the Continental. I'm a huge proponent of OEM parts but just not in this instance.
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Nothing conclusive but I've seen many say that Toyota/Lexus OEM belts are made by ----> Gates or Bando
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I wished I kept my old belt but I remembered looking at it and couldn't find any references to who made it. I used Gates belt on other cars and they are good. I'd go with Gates if going aftermarket. It's only $42 so not that bad.

Probably not needed, but it may be also a good idea to replace the tensioner too.

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Nothing conclusive but I've seen many say that Toyota/Lexus OEM belts are made by ----> Gates or Bando
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Old 03-15-19, 01:44 PM
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I will probably throw a new belt on mine in 5/2022 when rig is 10 years old. I just don't think I will reach the mileage before then since I am only at 55K miles and doing around 10K miles a year.

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Ordered the Contitech. Will reuse the tensioner and idler pulley as they should still be fine at this mileage.
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I will probably throw a new belt on mine in 5/2022 when rig is 10 years old. I just don't think I will reach the mileage before then since I am only at 55K miles and doing around 10K miles a year.
i checked my belt on my 2011 with 74k and it looks good, however on damp days at first start up it does squeal for A minute or so. Could be normal or first signs of stretching belt.
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5.7L...but surely applies to 4.6L....just a tip in releasing tension on belt. (time: 0:50)

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Originally Posted by Acrad35751 View Post
5.7L...but surely applies to 4.6L....just a tip in releasing tension on belt. (time: 0:50)

https://youtu.be/52MAer_7-QA?t=53
Yeah I saw someone posted that on the GXOR group... good stuff!
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No need to remove the fan or anything but the covers on the bottom. All you need to do is pull on the tensioner (6*) and the belt will loosen up. When putting it back on, snake the belt up and above the fan first and pretty much everything else will fall into place, and I found it installing it from the bottom is much easier. When putting it back on, let the last loop be the tensioner that you're pulling on due to it'll be easier to sit the belt on the smooth surface rather than the pulleys with grooves in them. I've replaced my own, took about 20 minutes. Very simple!
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Old 03-22-19, 01:32 PM
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The Continental or Contitech belt (both names on the packaging) is actually a Mitsuboshi belt. For me, that is OEM equivalent at a fraction of the OEM price. Will be installing it tomorrow.


I like that it also has the date of manufacture on it. I'll compare it to the old belt once it is off the car and see what markings, if any, the stock one has.
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Curious to hear how this goes for you.... if work is as expected.

Thanks!

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The Continental or Contitech belt (both names on the packaging) is actually a Mitsuboshi belt. For me, that is OEM equivalent at a fraction of the OEM price. Will be installing it tomorrow.


I like that it also has the date of manufacture on it. I'll compare it to the old belt once it is off the car and see what markings, if any, the stock one has.
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Old 03-22-19, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bbqsoup View Post
If you remove the fan, thereís plenty of room. I didnít do the work but gave it to a friend when replacing the waterpump.
I didnít recall it took that long either. The old belt looked really good at 45k miles, no strays or micro cracks. It could be passed as new.





Hmm, this part has been replaced with a new part..



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https://www.oemvehicleparts.com/oem-parts/toyota-serpentine-belt-90916a2033

Looks like: 90916-A2033

Replaces: 90916-02680, 90916-02759, 90916-A2014, 90916-A2023
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