B5.9G, B5.9LPG, B Gas Plus, B LPG Plus – 103-002   Drive Belts

Maintenance Check

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Poly-Vee Belt


 CAUTION 

Make sure that the engine is switched off and any starting mechanisms are isolated before any inspections are made. Daily belt inspections can be carried out through an appropriate aperture. Do not remove any guards.

Inspect the belts daily. Check the belt for intersecting cracks. Traverse
(across the belt width) cracks are acceptable. Longitudinal (direction of belt length) cracks that intersect with transverse cracks are not
acceptable. Replace the belt if it is frayed or has pieces of material missing. Refer to Section A for belt adjustment and replacement procedures.

Belt damage can be caused by:

  • Incorrect tension
  • Incorrect size or length
  • Pulley misalignment
  • Incorrect installation
  • Severe operating environment
  • Oil or grease on the side of belts.

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Cogged Belt


Inspect the belts daily. Replace the belts if they are cracked, frayed, or have chunks of material missing. Small cracks are acceptable.

Adjust the belts that have a glazed or shiny surface, which indicates belt slippage. Correctly installed and tensioned belts will show even pulley and belt wear. Refer to Section A for belt adjustment and replacement procedures.

Belt damage can be caused by:

  • Incorrect tension
  • Incorrect size or length
  • Pulley misalignment
  • Incorrect installation
  • Severe operating environment
  • Oil or grease on the belts

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Measure the belt tension in the center span of the pulleys.

Refer to the Belt Tension Chart in Section V for the correct gauge and tension value for the belt width used.

An alternate method (deflection method) can be used to check belt tension by applying 110 N [25 lbf] force between the pulleys on v-belts. If the deflection is more than one belt thickness per foot of pulley center distance, the belt tension must be adjusted.

Refer to Section A for adjustment procedures.

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For cogged belts, make sure that the belt tension gauge is positioned so that the center tensioning leg is placed directly over the high point (hump) of a cog. Other positioning will result in incorrect measurement.

 
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Last Modified:  25-Jan-2010