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Old 08-24-2005, 01:19   #1 (permalink)
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Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

I just bought a gilmer belt drive sytem for my clevo today :) it was either that or thermos or a electric water pump

Problem is how do i install it ? and how long will it take?
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

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I just bought a gilmer belt drive sytem for my clevo today :) it was either that or thermos or a electric water pump

Problem is how do i install it ? and how long will it take?
5 minutes..........well maybe 30!

The pullies just bolt onto the crank harmonic balancer and water pump. You'll have to remove the stock alternator pully and replace it with the Gilmer one. Stick a screw driver in the front metal cooling fan section on the alternator to hold the shaft whilst you undo the nut. Then just slap the belt on and tighten as per usual.

Q? Why was it a Gilmer or thermos? What issues do you have?
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5 minutes..........well maybe 30!

The pullies just bolt onto the crank harmonic balancer and water pump. You'll have to remove the stock alternator pully and replace it with the Gilmer one. Stick a screw driver in the front metal cooling fan section on the alternator to hold the shaft whilst you undo the nut. Then just slap the belt on and tighten as per usual.

Q? Why was it a Gilmer or thermos? What issues do you have?

No issues really just it was pay week and i had leftover change so i bought something lol thermos next fortnight then a racing water pump the fortnight after.

Will i need pullers to take the pullys of? i have bearing pullers at work (various sizes) also will i need to take the radiator out?
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

also it seems theres a oil leak coming from the bottom of the harmonic balancer will i be able to seal it up while i have it off? or do i have to pull the sump of?
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

Sounds like your pay burns a hole in your pocket like me

No puller required. You should be able to easily do it without removing the radiator. If you had fat AU thermo fans on with a big radiator, it would be tight.

The original crank pully is bolted to the harmonic balancer with 4 bolts inside the middle - stick your hand in and have a feel. Don't undo the big balancer bolt in the middle. Then just bolt the gilmer pully on.

The water pump pully/fan is connected to the water pump with 4 long bolts. Undo them, remove the pully & fan. Again, bolt the gilmer pully on.

Oil leak from the crank area could be a few things - very common though!

1. Seal on the crankshaft. This is connected to the timing plate which sits behind the balancer.

2. Blown front sump rubber seal or sump gaskit.

3. Leaking between the timing plate cover and block.

You could degrease the area and then see where it originates from. If you have an afternoon, you could fix it in a few hours. Remove water pump, balancer (with puller!) and timing chain cover. Replace crank seal (knock old one out and tap new one in). Throw away semicircle rubber seal around sump. Scrape all old gaskits off block face.
Clean area THOROUGHLY with parts cleaner and clean rags. Instead of replacing the sump rubber seal I use a heavy duty/high temp RED engine gaskit silicon. No need to remove the sump. Run a fat bead along the sump and the groove on the timing cover when assembling and let it set 24 hours before starting. TruBlu's guarantee not to leak!!
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

the water pump and crank belt pulleys are held on with 4 bolts each and they will just slip off.

the harmonic balancer will stay on the crank.

the oil leak is proberly the crank seal in the timing chain cover. you will need to take off harmonic balancer to fix this. ( one large bolt in center and will need a puller to get it off - DON`T use jaw type pullers, you need the type that bolts to the balancer and has a bolt in the center to push against the loosenen bolt in the crank )
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

that sounds like a front seal , if its coming from behind your harmonic balancer, its only gradualy going to get worse may as well pull balancer off and change it. Well thats me ! P.s probably easier with radiator out!
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

[QUOTE=TruBlu351]Sounds like your pay burns a hole in your pocket like me

Aint that the truth.
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Re: Gilmer belt drive on my clevo

Well thats good then if i have to take half of it apart to install the gilmer belt i might as well do the whole thing and do the oil leak aswell. and fix the leak on the radiator so ill take that out aswell while im at it.
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it`s never just a little job is it.

there is always something else that needs to be done along side,
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