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Belt Question....????

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I have a 5.7 liter merccrusier alpha one totally stock.
I have noticed that there is a bulid up of very fine black shavings around the inside of my motor box. I know that there belt shavings and I was wondering how can I fix this poroblem cause it makes my motor look like S***

I'm guessing I might have to change the pulleys, I think it mostly occurs from the power steering pulley because thats where there seems to be the greatest build up.

Any suggestions guys ???
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BoinkSwag000 said:
Any suggestions guys ???
Buy a NEW belt. A GOOD quality belt, Gates, Dayco ....
I had a similar problem with my 1988 Wellcraft 23 Concept. I noticed the original steel pulleys had some rust and pitting so I replaced them with billet aluminum ones and never had the problem again.
Mine have a bit of rusting on them too I noticed, or atleast the black sealer paint is worn away. Where did you get your billet aluminum ones from and how much di they set ya back
I was having the exact same situation. I installed a new belt - problem gone.
That has been about 7 years ago and I am not sure about the price, but I believe I got them from Eddie Marine. I am sure one of the Speedwake supporters carry them.
Has a pully moved out of alignment?
That would cause the black powdering very fast.
Power equipment places (lawn and garden/tractor)places sell a green woven HD belt for mower decks etc. I use those on my mowers and they're WAY stronger and better made than most black automotive belts...May be worth a look.
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