So I asked in the 2.5i thread, but to no avail. Maybe my OBS brothers would have the answer.
Has anyone else changed out their crank pulley and had an issue installing a new streatch fit ac belt with the Gates tool? I know the metal bracket doesn't fit the same, but I cannot find zip ties strong enough to keep them from snapping after a quarter turn with the belt. Luckily I didn't cut off my old belt during the install and was able to reinstall that one. I am just looking for future reference. Thanks for any help!