HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
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Belt wont stop squeeking!

Post  tkrame944 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:32 pm

Ok so i have a 2000 ls1 out of a corvette and i have the f body alternator and ps mounts bought from tpc. I am running the stock ps pump and the bmw hydroboost system. The belt is brand new and squeeks right at start up and squeeks worse with higher rpms. It looks to me like my pump and tentioner arnt Aligned properly, could anyone tell me some stats on spacing.

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Re: Belt wont stop squeeking!

Post  944-LT1 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:45 pm

Is the harmonic balancer stock corvette? If so, it needs to be changed to the Fbody balancer. As well, same goes for the tensioner and anything else that's still Ybody on the engine.

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begging for pre-emptive forgiveness

Post  Gutterboy on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:52 pm

i'm a newb mechanic, and i am entering the same fate as the original poster in that i am in the process of procuring an '01 vette ls1 but is the only reason you're stating that he needs to switch to f-body spacing is because the bmw hydroboost setup?

if one accessory is off a bit couldn't he just get the right pulley instead of aborting the entire y body setup?

i am partly asking causing i am wondering if i am possibly in the same trouble. The engine is coming out of an rx-7 swap project that got totaled in a sideswipe and the alternator has already been relocated to the bottom right as per f body so i thought i was in the clear engine wise ?????


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Re: Belt wont stop squeeking!

Post  944-LT1 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:00 pm

Sure, he could keep it Ybody, but he mentioned that he had already purchased Fbody equipment. That plus the higher price of a corvette alternator and a tensioner that'll need to be eventually replaced sooner or later swayed me to lead him towards Fbody. Besides all that, most conversion cars use Fbody accessories which is why mounts, adapters, and spacers sold by people on this board are made for Fbody. I personally run Ybody ancillaries and can tell you it wasn't easy or cheap as compared to Fbody.



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Post  tkrame944 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:07 pm

I do have the f body balancer, i dont have the f body tensioner, but i figured $10 in spacers is better then $100 for a new one. And Gutterboy i am running all the f body stuff just to relocate the alternator and pump, neither of them in the stock corvette position fit.

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Post  944-LT1 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:08 pm

tkrame944 wrote:I do have the f body balancer, i dont have the f body tensioner, but i figured $10 in spacers is better then $100 for a new one. And Gutterboy i am running all the f body stuff just to relocate the alternator and pump, neither of them in the stock corvette position fit.

So, its just the tensioner then eh? I would hazard to guess that's causing it. Laughing

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thanks for the help

Post  Gutterboy on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:15 pm

i'll just have to see what i get with this engine. can't really be picky as these things don't really come up in my remote area and i ain't seen one in two years that even remotely became a candidate as this one did.

I'm hoping i'll benefit for similar mods to f-body that the guy had to do for his rx-7 conversion. Good news is that this little thread gave me even more questions to consider to the seller and more to add to the never ending budget on this project.

Now if only i had experience to match my ambition and a definitive clue as to what to do with my cooling upgrade issue and brake upgrade conundrum. Already cased the upgrade to a low mileage turbo transaxle with LSD Very Happy

soooooooo many questions and sooooooo many threads to read. At least it's all here, and i'm sure it won't be the only purchase mistake i'll make on the way. example sloan's book apparently whoooooops! there's 50 burned and from what i hear if that and the conversion to f body pulley setup was all i wasted i'd be lucky lol!

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Post  tkrame944 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:11 pm

Gutterboy i tell you what, when i started to build this car roughly 2 years ago i read about how wicked these things were and it never really sunk in until just a few days ago when i got to drive my own and i was breathless and speechless, now ive got names fallowing me "i eat m5s". Its truly ridiculous. Also buy that engine when you can because it will be gone, i was in your same boat those engine are rare and everyone wants one.


And for my belt i have spacers on the pump and tensioner, i am right now leaning towards the pump being the problem as i was able to get the squeak to stop when i re routed the belt a way that put more contact on the pump. Too bad that also caused a new problem by greatly increasing rpm on the alternator and blowing it up.

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taking your advice

Post  Gutterboy on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:41 pm

i know i have never been able to stop looking at the same youtube videos of the psycho lightweight v8 acceleration in my favorite car. i watched a few more track videos on this forum and i couldn't stop giggling when i saw the 944 overtake a 997 turbo and v8 beamer.

the engine is mine and the transaxle is as well and i just gotta bear down and suck up the back pain, lose some knuckles twisting wrenches and drop some more net worth into the conversion kit. then i can scratch my head at the brakes and cooling issue.

gonna be quite the day when this damn paperweight rolls again.

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Post  tkrame944 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:52 pm

Fixed! Damn harmonic balancer came lose and the tensioner was out of alignment !

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wait a sec; you're saying......

Post  Gutterboy on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:48 pm

soooooooooooo...... you are still able to get by with your spacers and y body setup instead of changing to f body????

you just had tighten it up?

if so can you report back if it loosens itself off again and becomes a recurring problem? did you torque it up to spec or did you git 'r done till it felt tight?

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Post  tkrame944 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:02 pm

Ok so i have an f body balancer, alternator, and aftermarket f body ps mount as the factory mount is discontinued. The tentioner and waterpump are y body. I was able to space the y body tentioner, and the balancer i had reused the old bolt, and it is nearly impossible to get it to full torque as even when the car is in gear there is a lot of elastisity in the torque tube. I dont expect anymore problems.

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