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Old 10-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Any way to install a stretch belt without special tools?

I just purchased a GrimmSpeed lightweight crankshaft pulley, but the site I got it from doesn't sell a stretch belt installation kit.

Is there a way to install a stretch belt without any special tool? Or is there a tool I can pick up at a parts store that's works?

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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heavy duty ziptie.

Ziptie belt to pulley, rotate pulley, remove ziptie.

Installation of the Dayco ela Stretch Belt Using a Zip Tie - YouTube
Amateurs.

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Old 10-06-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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Very fast, very dangerous. Also an amateur but risk-prone.

Plus the belt lifetime is probably lessened.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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there is a tiny little circle tool that like $8 most of them are blue, but other than using the tool, it is really hard to do on the subarus
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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Those belts need to die a horrible death.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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Alright, so I called Subaru for a stretch belt and tool: $80
I called GrimmSpeed for the stretch belt, tool and GrimmSpeed adapter: $55

So I just ordered it all from GrimmSpeed.

$80 for a belt?! Good GOD...
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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didn't know there was a tool for this... It really isn't that hard to do it without ANY tools, and for free!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
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didn't know there was a tool for this... It really isn't that hard to do it without ANY tools, and for free!
What method did you use?
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #10
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didn't know there was a tool for this... It really isn't that hard to do it without ANY tools, and for free!
I too would be interested in your method as well. I've been able to remove and reuse the stretch belt but install it with the tool.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #11
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I just used a big screwdriver to guide/force the belt on, while turning the engine over with a ratchet.
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I made the tools using household stuff. Cost me about 50 cents.
Here is a video.


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