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A question about a Rodney Dickman product by Doms86gt
Started on: 08-27-2014 09:47 PM
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Last post by: Spoon on 08-29-2014 09:24 PM
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Report this Post08-27-2014 09:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doms86gtClick Here to Email Doms86gtSend a Private Message to Doms86gtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Has anybody ever purchased a V-6 idler pulley from Rodney Dickmans ? And did it solve your squealing problem? I have a 86 gt that has a squealing problem the belt only has about four thousand miles on it i know fieros are known for that. And could anybody tell me were i can get brighter interior light bulbs ?I know Rodney Dickmans sell them but i believe they are not LED bulbs. Thanks
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Report this Post08-27-2014 10:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got the mounting hardware for the idler pulley from a forum member, can't think of his name, I had my own pulley and I just thought it was a good idea. My belt never squealed in the 1st place but the idler sure makes changing a belt a lot easier along the road.

Ironically that's exactly what happen to me a week ago. Temp needle went high and light came on within sight of a NAPA store. Took old belt with number on it to the counter and bought new belt and a ratchet. Took an hour to put it on since the motor was hot. A cold motor would have been 5 minutes.

Bottom line no squeal before or after.

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Report this Post08-27-2014 10:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for My88RedGTSend a Private Message to My88RedGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Mine never squealed except when the belt was getting loose and it would slip. I installed the idler pulley and the alternator reenforcement bracket and it has not squealed or come loose once. Rodney Dickmans provided a new belt with the kit since the old belt will not fit with the new idler installed.

It's worth every penny.
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Report this Post08-28-2014 04:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Doms86gt:

I have a 86 gt that has a squealing problem the belt only has about four thousand miles on it i know fieros are known for that.


I love Rodney's products, but just so you know, you have a choice. I went with THIS instead and couldn't be happier with it.
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Report this Post08-28-2014 04:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KnightSend a Private Message to KnightEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I went with Dodgerunner's tensioner style idler pulley. It applies the right amount if tension so we don't under or over tension the belt. I've heard of people burning up alternator bearings by going tighter and tighter to stop a steeling belt.
Never a squeak since.
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Report this Post08-28-2014 04:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What belt did you use? Also... is your top alternator bracket in good shape... because sometimes they will crack and cause problems.
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Report this Post08-28-2014 10:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doms86gtClick Here to Email Doms86gtSend a Private Message to Doms86gtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you everyone for your replays and info. And thanks patrick your product looks great. I think i might go with Rodney Dickmans product although I'm sure both products work well.Thank you again.
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Report this Post08-29-2014 07:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 85sliverGTClick Here to Email 85sliverGTSend a Private Message to 85sliverGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I had the 2.8 I was using Rodney's idler pulley and a Gatorback belt. Never had chirps or squeals after that.
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Report this Post08-29-2014 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes of course, it was Dodgerunner that provided the bracket and belt for my setup.

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