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Old 06-03-2009, 02:21 PM   #21
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You're saying that overheating was the cause of the lost belt? I'm kinda thinking the other way around here. The alternator belt failed, and as a result, the water pump stopped turning. Ergo: overheating.
What I found interesting in both cases was teh belt flew off in one piece. it also made the ac & p/s belt fly off in the process...In the miata I was able to simply reinstall the belts and refill the radiator on the side of the highway and continue to the auto-x I was travel to. I ran 8 runs and drove home to discover that I had a small hole in my radiator tank.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:13 PM   #22
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What I found interesting in both cases was teh belt flew off in one piece.
Mine definitely broke. The flailing belt knocked the overflow line off as the steam was the instant the belt broke.
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